biga

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See also: bigă

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin bīga.

Noun[edit]

biga (plural bigas or bigae)

  1. (historical) A Roman racing chariot drawn by two horses abreast.

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

biga

  1. calf

Numeral[edit]

biga

  1. two

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain; probably from Latin bīga ‘tree-trunk’. Cognate with Portuguese viga, Spanish biga, Occitan biga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

biga f (plural bigues)

  1. beam, as in a large piece of wood or metal serving a structural role in a building

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Cebuano[edit]

Noun[edit]

biga

  1. semen
  2. precum
  3. lust; a feeling of strong desire, especially such a feeling driven by sexual arousal

Verb[edit]

biga

  1. to be in heat
  2. to be randy; to feel horny
  3. to lust

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bīgā.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

biga f (plural bighe)

  1. (historical) chariot (two-wheeled)
  2. (baking) pre-ferment sponge, similar to poolish (bread starter)
    • 2018, Piergiorgio Giorilli, Il grande libro del pane, Kindle edition, Milan: Gribaudo, →ISBN:
      Gli impasti a base di biga hanno particolari proprietà viscoso-elastiche e risultano particolarmente lisci ed estensibili. [] Infatti spesso per realizzare le ricette, come pasta dura o pane pugliese, vengono utilizzate tutte e due, sia biga sia pasta di riporto, in modo da sfruttare le peculiarità di ambedue le paste.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bi- +‎ iuga

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bīga f (genitive bīgae); first declension

  1. chariot (two-wheeled)
  2. (in the plural) pair of horses

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative bīga bīgae
Genitive bīgae bīgārum
Dative bīgae bīgīs
Accusative bīgam bīgās
Ablative bīgā bīgīs
Vocative bīga bīgae

Descendants[edit]

  • Albanian: bigë
  • Aromanian: bigã
  • Catalan: biga
  • Occitan: biga

References[edit]

  • biga in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • biga in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • biga in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • biga in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

bīga f

  1. pile, heap

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

biga f (plural bigas)

  1. chariot (type of vehicle)

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

biga f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of bigă

Sardinian[edit]

Noun[edit]

biga

  1. (Campidanese) beam