cigarra

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a Vulgar Latin root *cicāla (or an alternate Iberian variant form *cicāra; compare Spanish cigarra), from Latin cicāda.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Rhymes: -aʁɐ
  • Hyphenation: ci‧gar‧ra

Noun[edit]

cigarra f (plural cigarras)

  1. cicada (any of several insects of the order Hemiptera)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a Vulgar Latin root *cicāla (or an alternate Iberian variant form *cicāra[1]; compare Portuguese cigarra), from Latin cicāda. Cf. also the form cigala. Compare Catalan cigala, Occitan cigala, Italian cicala, Romanian cicoare. See also chicharra, which may be of Mozarabic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /θiˈɡara/ [θiˈɣ̞a.ra]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /siˈɡara/ [siˈɣ̞a.ra]
  • Rhymes: -ara
  • Hyphenation: ci‧ga‧rra

Noun[edit]

cigarra f (plural cigarras)

  1. cicada

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