ĉikani

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French chicaner.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃiˈkani/
  • Hyphenation: ĉi‧ka‧ni
  • Rhymes: -ani

Verb[edit]

ĉikani (present ĉikanas, past ĉikanis, future ĉikanos, conditional ĉikanus, volitive ĉikanu)

  1. (transitive) to quibble, to cavil at
  2. (transitive) to bully
  3. (archaic, intransitive) to gossip

Usage notes[edit]

The 1894 Univerala Vortaro defined this root as "gossip", though it means "quibble" in international usage.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sennacieca Asocio Tutmonda (1970) Plena Ilustrita Vortaro de Esperanto (in Esperanto), 3 edition, Paris, published 1987, →ISBN, page 159