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Definition of Almenara

Almenara is the term given to a bonfire that used to be lit in the watchtowers or watchtowers in high places to warn of any danger or important event.

It is also a candlestick in which candles of many wicks were placed to illuminate a room.

Almenara is also a feminine name given to the channels that used to collect the excess water from the irrigation ditches to conduct it to a river.








ORIGIN OF Almenara

The word Almenara has its origin in Arabic etymology, it comes from “almanah -ara” which means “tower” and “nar “fire” and is used to refer to the fire that was lit in the watchtowers or watchtowers, not only in the coasts of the sea, but even in places or elevated sites inland, with the function of giving notice of something, such as an approaching ship or troops of enemies.

Also the word Almenara is a feminine name that can refer to a floodgate of a channel that collects the water that is left over from the irrigation ditches to conduct it to a river.

But the most common meaning is the one used to designate the watchtowers, located in walls or an elevated strategic zones that the kings ordered to build to warn about some lurking danger, and that used to be set on fire with oil in the iron foot that supported the teas of these.


Almenara is a very uncommon surname and distributed in several places of Spain, for example in towns like Zaragoza, Jaén, Valladolid and Castellón, among others.