guerilla vs guerrilla what difference

what is difference between guerilla and guerrilla

English

Noun

guerilla (plural guerillas)

  1. Alternative spelling of guerrilla


English

Alternative forms

  • guerilla

Etymology

From Spanish guerrilla, diminutive of guerra (war), coined during the Peninsular War.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɡəˈɹɪlə/
  • Homophone: gorilla

Noun

guerrilla (plural guerrillas)

  1. A soldier in a small independent group, fighting against the government or regular forces by surprise raids.
  2. (now rare) A non-official war carried out by small independent groups; a guerrilla war.

Translations

Adjective

guerrilla (comparative more guerrilla, superlative most guerrilla)

  1. (military) Relating to, using, or typical of guerrilla warfare, or its principles of small independent or non-official perpetrators.
    • 1908, George Devereux Oswell, Sketches of Rulers of India, volume I, Chapter VII, page 127:
      Wherever Nicholson was most wanted, there he was sure to be found. What his life was at this time may be seen from a letter he wrote to his mother: ‘I am leading a very guerrilla sort of life with seven hundred horse and foot raised among the people of the country. The chieftain who is in rebellion has eight regular regiments and sixteen guns, so that I am unable to meet them openly in the field.’
    • 1963, Samuel B. Griffith (translator), Mao Zedong, The Red Book of Guerrilla Warfare, edited by Shawn Conners, →ISBN, published 2010, page 14, original 1937
      On the other hand, after the fall of Feng Ling Tu, the operations of Central Shansi, and Suiyuan, troops were more guerrilla than orthodox in nature.
    • 1976, Walter Laqueur, Guerrilla Warfare, page 205:
      The Slovak uprising in the latter days was not guerrilla in character, which, incidentally, may have been one of the reasons for its failure.
  2. (marketing) Relating to, using, or typical of guerrilla marketing.
    • 1989, Michael Wiese, Film & video marketing, page 445:
      We took a very guerrilla approach to marketing Goin’ Hollywood, in keeping with the irreverent tone of the game.
  3. Using unconventional, non-traditional, non-mainstream and often subversive practices to achieve something.

See also

  • guerrillero
  • guerrilla warfare
  • partisan

Catalan

Etymology

From Spanish guerrilla.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ɡəˈri.ʎə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ɡeˈri.ʎa/

Noun

guerrilla f (plural guerrilles)

  1. guerrilla (small official or unofficial military troop)
  2. guerrilla war

Derived terms

  • guerriller

Further reading

  • “guerrilla” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “guerrilla” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “guerrilla” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “guerrilla” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish guerrilla.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈril.jaː/, /ˌɡeːˈril.jaː/
  • Hyphenation: guer‧ril‧la

Noun

guerrilla f (plural guerrilla’s)

  1. A guerrilla war; guerrilla warfare. [from 1810s]
    Synonym: guerrillaoorlog
  2. A guerrilla fighter.
    Synonyms: guerrillastrijder, guerrillero

Derived terms

  • guerrillabasis
  • guerilla-eenheid
  • guerrillagroepering
  • guerrillaleger
  • guerrillaoorlog
  • guerrillastrijder

Descendants

  • Indonesian: gerilya

Spanish

Etymology

guerra (war) +‎ -illa (diminutive suffix)

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: gue‧rri‧lla
  • Noun

    guerrilla f (plural guerrillas)

    1. guerrilla (small official or unofficial military troop)
    2. guerrilla war

    Derived terms

    • guerrillear
    • guerrillero

    Descendants

    • Catalan: guerrilla
    • English: guerrilla, guerilla
    • French: guérilla
      • Turkish: gerilla
    • Italian: guerriglia
    • Piedmontese: guerija
    • Portuguese: guerrilha

    Further reading

    • “guerrilla” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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