amosegar

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Galician[edit]

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From a- + a descendant of Vulgar Latin *mossicare, from morsicō.[1] Cognate with Portuguese mossegar and Spanish moscar.

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amosegar (first-person singular present amosego, first-person singular preterite amoseguei, past participle amosegado)

  1. to slightly cut or bite a chestnut before roasting or cooking it
  2. to nibble
    Synonyms: adentar, amordicar, ataniscar
  3. to pinch

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. morder.