Definition of Plata
The word means silver in English, which refers to the chemical element of light gray and shiny, in turn, is also related to the material with which some pieces of jewelry are made. It is obtained by mixing the metal described as a chemical element with others of the same origin.
In Colombia and other Latin American countries, Plata is a word used in popular jargon to denote money, wealth, banknotes, among others. Its use can be made according to this example: “este chico tiene mucha plata”, in other words, he has a lot of money.
SYNONYMS FOR Plata
- Chemical element
ORIGIN OF Plata
The word silver has its origin in the metal that is used for different purposes, but mostly for jewelry.
The term is also used to refer to money, bills, beads, etc., and this is due to the fact that coins were made of this material and the use of silver coins was more common than anything else.
Coins were also made of bronze and gold, however, silver coins have an intermediate value, which is why, in the market, more silver coins were observed than the others.
CURIOSITIES OF Plata
Did you know that the use of silver metal in jewelry forms or accessories is due to the fact that it is a material of lower cost than gold and that, in addition, it has a quality of not generating allergies in human beings. For this reason, there are many earrings made of this material.
It should be noted that materials made of this metal are usually for life, that is, they have greater durability over time.