foca

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See also: focă

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin phōca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foca f (plural foques)

  1. (mammals) seal

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From foco (hollow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foca f (plural focas)

  1. (regional, dated) hole, piercing
    • c1780, anonymous, Cincuenta décimas contra Cernadas:
      Mordesme en Papeliños,
      que leeron moitas Xentes:
      mordes me, chantasme os dentes
      chantame agora os focinos:
      si lendo estes meus termiños
      fixères xestos, ou mocas,
      ê contra min te desuocas,
      ê con Mocas ques ferir me,
      e focas no Corpo abrirme,
      Chantame as mocas nas focas.
      You bite me in little papers
      that many people have read
      You bite me, thrust you teeth in me
      Thrust now your snout
      If reading these my terms
      You do gestures or grimaces
      and against me you run off at the mouth
      and with clubs you want to injure me
      and holes in my body open
      Thrust the clubs into my holes

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin phōca, from Ancient Greek φώκη (phṓkē, seal, sea dog).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foca f (plural focas)

  1. (mammals) seal

References[edit]

  • foca” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • foca” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin phōca, from Ancient Greek φώκη (phṓkē). Compare French phoque.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔ.ka/
  • Rhymes: -ɔka
  • Hyphenation: fò‧ca

Noun[edit]

foca f (plural foche)

  1. (mammals) seal
    Synonym: vecchio marino

Derived terms[edit]

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Portuguese[edit]

foca

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin phōca, from Ancient Greek φώκη (phṓkē, seal, sea dog).

Noun[edit]

foca f (plural focas)

  1. (mammals) seal
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

foca

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of focar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of focar

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foca f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of focă

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin phōca, from Ancient Greek φώκη (phṓkē, seal, sea dog).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foca f (plural focas)

  1. seal (mammal)
    Synonyms: lobo marino, lobo del mar
  2. (colloquial) whale (large, especially fat, person)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Tetelcingo Nahuatl: foca

Further reading[edit]


Tetelcingo Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish foca.

Noun[edit]

foca (plural focas)

  1. seal (animal)