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("trastero" means storage room)

DRAE, Wiktionary, and etimologias.dechile.net didn't provide any etymologies. I know that there's "tras" (over/beyond), "traste" (cooking utensil), "trasto" (useless thing), and "-ero" (forms places where a general noun resides), but I'm not sure how/whether those words are related to "trastero". Is it that storage rooms are places for useless things?

(En español: DRAE, Wiktionary, y etimologias.dechile.net no proveen etimologías de "trastero". Yo sé que hay "tras", "traste" (utensilio de cocina), "trasto" (cosa inútil), y "-ero" (indica residencia), pero no estoy seguro si/cómo esas palabras están relacionados con "trastero". ¿Es que trasteros son lugares para cosas inútiles?)

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I think it's pretty clear that it comes from trasto + -ero, given that the definition of trastero is (DRAE 23rd ed., translation mine)

1. adj. Said of a piece or of an attic: that its purpose is to store the trastos that are not being used.

The suffix -ero is used, among other things, to designate a “place where something abounds or is deposited” (DRAE 23rd ed., -ero, ra, translation mine). Also be aware that trastos doesn't just mean a useless thing. It can also be used for containers (especially for tools), props or decorations (especially in theater), or furniture. It's these sense that likely gave birth to trastero originally.

The word derived from tras is trasero and means "behind" (opposite of delantero)


Creo que es evidente que viene de trasto + -ero, ya que la definición de trastero es (DRAE 23.ª ed.)

1. adj. Dicho de una pieza o de un desván: Que está destinado a guardar los trastos que no se usan.

El sufijo -ero se usa, entre otras cosas, para significar un «lugar donde abunda o se deposita algo» (DRAE 23.ª ed., -ero, ra). También ten en cuenta que trasto no solo significa una cosa inútil. También puede significar decoraciones (sobre todo teatrales), contenedores (sobre todo de herramientas) o muebles. Estos significados deben de ser los que originaron trastero.

La palabra derivada de tras es trasero y es el antónimo de delantero.

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