GLOSSARY
Sources: Martin Alonso,
Encyclopedia del idioma: diccionario hist6rico y mo-
derno de la lengua espanola (siglos XI al XX) etimol6gica, tecnol6gico, regional
e hispanoamericano
(Madrid, 1982). Hector B. Bustamante Tarrillo, "Formas
de trabajo - remuneraciones - balances de Pago en la Hacienda 'Palto' en los
aiios 1946-1947 (manuscript, Universidad de San Marcos, October 4,1974);
Jose Antonio de Lavalle y Garcia,
EI guano en la agricultura nacional
(Lima,
T913); Fernando Lopez Aliaga, "El algod6n en el valle de Carrete,"
EI Agricultor
Peruano,
May I-July 15, 1909; Jose de la Puente,
Diccionario de la legislaci6n
de aguas y agricultura del Peru, con inserci6n de muchos datos y noticias hist6-
ricas
(Lima: 1885).
abonar: to fertilize; credit; indebt
self to a service
acarreo: transport of cotton to
port or of crops, etc., from
fields
acequia: irrigation channel
adobero: tanner, pickler
adob6n: adobe brick; unit of mea-
sure equal to
1.2
meters X 70
centimeters
aguardiente: sugar cane whiskey
alcantarilla: drain, culvert
allegadia: rent of part of a tenant's
land
to
another tenant (sub-rent)
[see also yanac6n-patron]
almud: unit of measure equal to
1,152 square varas, 0.25 hectare
(1/I2 fanegada) [see also
fanegada]
aparcero: sharecropper
apolcar: see aporcar
aporcar: to dig earth up around the
plant
arada: first step in cultivation of
cleared fields involving turning
over the earth
(h)arar: to rake and furrow
area: unit of measure equal to 100
square meters or
1 I
9 square yards
arrastrar: harrow; drag
arrendamiento: relatively low-risk,
long-term, fixed-rent tenantry in
the south coast valleys of Peru be-
fore the
1920S
arrendatario: fixed rent tenant
arriero: muleteer (occupation)
arroba: unit of weight equal to 25
pounds
barbecho: fallow
barchilon: caretaker of animals
boca toma: inlet pipe
caballada: herd of horses
caballeria: unit of measure equal to
1 I I
acres
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