biga

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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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Anagrams[edit]


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. chariot (two-wheeled)

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

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bīga bīgae
genitive bīgae bīgārum
dative bīgae bīgīs
accusative bīgam bīgās
ablative bīgā bīgīs
vocative bīga bīgae

Descendants[edit]

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

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bīga f

  1. pile, heap

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

biga f (plural bigas)

  1. chariot (type of vehicle)

Sardinian[edit]

Noun[edit]

biga

  1. (Campidanese) beam