piquer

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French piquer (to pierce with the tip of a sword), from Vulgar Latin pīccare (to sting, strike), from Frankish *pikkōn, from Proto-Germanic *pikōną, *pukaną (to pick, peck, prick, knock), from Proto-Indo-European *beu-, *bu- (to make a dull sound). Cognate with Old English pȳcan, pician (to pick, pluck), Old Norse pikka (to prick, peck), Middle Dutch and Middle Low German picken (to pick, peck, pierce), Middle High German puchen (to knock, defy, plunder). More at pick.

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piquer

  1. to prick (to pierce with a prick)
  2. to sting (to feel a stinging pain)
  3. (colloquial) to nick, to pinch, to steal
  4. (reflexive) to pride oneself on; to like to think that one can do (+ de)
  5. (textiles, couture) to stitch together

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