Origin: Sp la reata < la, the + reata, a rope < reatar, to tie (horses) in single file, orig., retie < re-, re- + atar, to tie < L aptare < aptus: see apt
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Origin: Spanish la reata
Origin: : la, the (from Latin illa; see al-1 in Indo-European roots)
Origin: + reatar, to tie again (re-, again from Latin; see re- + atar, to tie from Latin aptāre, to join, from aptus, past participle of apere, to tie).
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