esgatinyar-se

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Catalan[edit]

Dos gats esgatinyant-se

Etymology[edit]

From gat (cat).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əz.ɣə.tiˈɲar.sə/

Verb[edit]

esgatinyar-se (first-person singular present esgatinyo, past participle esgatinyat)

  1. to fight mutually using scratches, in the manner of cats
  2. (figuratively) to have a catfight
    • 2009, Jesus Moncada, Calaveres atònites, Edicions 62.
      "D'ençà de llavors, se citen cada tardor a la vora del Sena, passen plegats els dies que es poden suportar sense esgatinyar-se i cadascú s'en torna a casa seva amb sentiments barrejats."
      "Since then, they meet every Autumn by the river Seine, and spend some days together when they can stand each other and can avoid having catfights, then each one goes back home with mixed feelings."

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