acicate

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic السِّقَاط (as-siqāṭ).

Noun[edit]

acicate m (plural acicates)

  1. spur (implement for prodding a horse)
  2. (figuratively) incentive, spur (anything that inspires or motivates)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /aθiˈkate/, [aθiˈkat̪e]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /asiˈkate/, [asiˈkat̪e]

Noun[edit]

acicate m (plural acicates)

  1. spur (implement for prodding a horse)
  2. (figuratively) incentive, spur (anything that inspires or motivates)

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