sica

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Albanian *tsikā, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱẽi 'to sharpen' possibly via Illyrian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sīca f (genitive sīcae); first declension

  1. a poniard, a curved dagger
  2. the edge of a boar's tusk
    Cum arbore et saxo apri exacuant dentium sicas.
    Boars may sharpen the edge of their tusks using tree and stone.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sīca sīcae
genitive sīcae sīcārum
dative sīcae sīcīs
accusative sīcam sīcās
ablative sīcā sīcīs
vocative sīca sīcae