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We say: "Vigilante" is a Spanish word meaning "guard". - presumably as a noun.

It's kind of news to me. In modern peninsular Spanish ,"vigilar" is "watch" or "keep an eye on". "Vigilado" could be the person who is watched. But, as far as I am aware the English word, "guard" (as a noun) is "guardia" in Spanish. Though I can see there may well be an original root word for "vigilante" there.

But, not a native speaker, so I may be missing something.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 14:08, 14 September 2022 (UTC)