escama

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See also: escamá

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin squāma (scale).

Noun[edit]

escama f (plural escames)

  1. scale (of a fish)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin squāma. Doublet of esquama.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

escama f (plural escames)

  1. scale (of an animal or insect)
    Synonym: escata
  2. (botany) scale
    Synonym: esquama

Further reading[edit]


Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin squāmam, accusative of squāma.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

escama f (plural escamas)

  1. scale (of a fish or reptile)
    • c. 1250, Alfonso X, Lapidario, 56v.
      […] ca alli a una laguna q́ ſe tiene có la. en q́ a unos peces tamannos como un palmo. ¬ no an eſcama níguna.
      […] for in that place there is a pool in which there are large fish, the size of a handspan, and they have no scales whatsoever.

Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: escama

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese escama, from Latin squāma (scale).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

escama f (plural escamas)

  1. scale (clarification of this definition is needed)

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish escama, from Latin squāma. Cognate with English squama and squame.

Noun[edit]

escama f (plural escamas)

  1. scale (of a fish or reptile)
  2. flake (of dead skin)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

escama

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of escamar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of escamar.

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