caca

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See also: Caca, caça, caçà, cáca, cacà, căca, ćaća, and čača

English

Etymology

From Middle English cakken, from Old English *cacian, from Old English cac (dung; excrement), of uncertain origin and relation. Cognate with English cack. Compare Latin cacō (to defecate), French caca (excrement), Basque kaka (excrement), Lithuanian kaka (excrement), Hungarian kaka (excrement), Italian cacca, Ancient Greek κάκκη (kákkē, dung), German kacken, Irish cac, Welsh cach, Cornish caugh, Breton cac'h, Aromanian cac, Scottish Gaelic cac, Romanian căca, Spanish caca (excrement).

Noun

caca (uncountable)

  1. (childish) Excrement

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French

Etymology

From Latin cacō (I defecate).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka.ka/
  • (file)

Noun

caca m (plural cacas)

  1. (childish) poo (childish word for excrement)
    Pipi, caca, popo : histoire anecdotique de la scatologie. (Book title)

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Galician

Etymology

Onomatopoeic;[1] or either from a substrate language, from Proto-Celtic *kakkā. Compare Welsh cach and English caca.

Pronunciation

Noun

caca m (plural cacas)

  1. (childish) poo
  2. (childish) filth
  3. (figuratively) crap

References


Irish

Noun

caca

  1. genitive singular of cac

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caca chaca gcaca
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈka.ka/
  • Rhymes: -aka
  • Hyphenation: cà‧ca
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Etymology 1

Borrowed from English kaka, itself a borrowing from Maori kākā (parrot).

Noun

caca m (invariable)

  1. New Zealand kaka (Nestor meridionalis)
    Synonym: caca dei Maori
    Hypernym: nestore
    Coordinate term: chea

References

  • caca2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

caca

  1. inflection of cacare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Latin

Verb

cacā

  1. second-person singular present imperative of cacō

References

  • caca in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • caca in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • caca in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • caca in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • caca in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈka.kɐ/, [ˈka.kɐ]

  • Hyphenation: ca‧ca
  • Rhymes: -akɐ

Noun

caca f (plural cacas)

  1. (childish or euphemistic) crap; excrement
    Synonyms: bosta, merda

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: kaka

Romanian

Etymology

From French caca.

Noun

caca

  1. (childish) poop, poo
  2. (childish) something dirty

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Scottish Gaelic

Noun

caca

  1. genitive singular of cac

Adjective

caca

  1. dirty, filthy, foul, nasty, unpleasant, yukky

Spanish

Noun

caca f (plural cacas)

  1. (childish, colloquial) poo

Derived terms

Related terms

Further reading


Xhosa

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Verb

-caca

  1. to be clear

Inflection

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