esca

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See also: ESCA, ésca, and -esca

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ēsca (bait).

Noun[edit]

esca (plural escae)

  1. (ichthyology) fleshy growth from an anglerfish's head that acts as a lure

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Asturian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ēsca.

Noun[edit]

esca f (plural esques)

  1. tinder (dry plants used to light a fire)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin ēsca.

Noun[edit]

esca f (plural esques)

  1. tinder (dry plants used to light a fire)
  2. bait (substance used in catching fish)

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Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Circa 1300. From Old Galician and Old Portuguese, from Latin ēsca.

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Noun[edit]

esca f (plural escas)

  1. tinder (dry plants used to light a fire)
    • c1300, R. Martínez López, General Estoria. Versión gallega del siglo XIV. Oviedo: Publicacións de Archivum, page 220:
      y achou cõ aquel arco hum estormento, et seu esqueyro, et sua ysca, et seu pedernal em el
      there he found, together with that bow, a tinderbox, with its lighter, its tinder, and its flint inside it
  2. bait

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References[edit]

  • ysca” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • ysca” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • esca” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • esca” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • esca” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin ēsca.

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Noun[edit]

esca f (plural esche)

  1. bait, lure
  2. (figuratively) decoy
  3. tinder
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Verb[edit]

esca

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of uscire
  2. second-person singular present subjunctive of uscire
  3. third-person singular present subjunctive of uscire
  4. third-person singular imperative of uscire

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Further reading[edit]

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

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From edō (eat).

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Noun[edit]

ēsca f (genitive ēscae); first declension

  1. food; dish prepared for the table
  2. bait

Declension[edit]

Note that there is the alternative form, ēscās, for the genitive singular, ēscae. First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ēsca ēscae
Genitive ēscae ēscārum
Dative ēscae ēscīs
Accusative ēscam ēscās
Ablative ēscā ēscīs
Vocative ēsca ēscae

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ēsca[1]. Compare the inherited doublet yesca.

Noun[edit]

esca f (plural escas)

  1. (dated) bait (substance used in catching fish)

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