- Faena is defined as the passes that a bullfighter makes before killing the bull.
An example of faena is the last few passes made by a matador.
Origin: Spanish literally , work
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Origin: Spanish, manual labor, from Catalan feyna, from Latin facienda, things to be done, neuter pl. gerundive of facere, to do; see fact.