cuica

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese cuíca, from Old Tupi.

Noun[edit]

cuica (plural cuicas)

  1. A Brazilian friction drum often used in samba music.

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

cuīca

  1. (intransitive) To sing.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1983, Karttunen, Francis, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page p. 71:
  • 2001, Lockhart, James, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page p. 216:

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuica f (plural cuicas)

  1. feminine form of: cuico