mica

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English[edit]

A sheet of mica

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From Latin mīca (grain, crumb).

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mica (countable and uncountable, plural micas)

  1. (mineralogy) Any of a group of hydrous aluminosilicate minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin mīca.

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Noun[edit]

mica f (plural miques)

  1. a bit, a small piece

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Galician[edit]

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mica f (uncountable)

  1. mica

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mīca.

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mica f (plural miche)

  1. (archaic or literary) breadcrumb
  2. (by extension) bit, morsel
    Synonyms: minuzzolo
  3. (mineralogy) mica (mineral)

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mica

  1. (colloquial) not
    Mica male!Not bad!
  2. (colloquial) hardly, you know
    Mica sono stupido
    I’m hardly stupid; I’m not stupid, you know
  3. (colloquial) bit
    Non è mica cambiatoIt hasn't changed one bit
  4. (colloquial) at all
    Non costa mica moltoIt is not at all expensive
  5. (colloquial) by any chance
    Non hai mica trovato il mio portafoglio?
    Have you seen my wallet by any chance?

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *smīkā, from Proto-Indo-European *smeyg- (small, thin, delicate), related to Old English smicor (beauteous, beautiful, elegant, fair, fine, tasteful). More at smicker.

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mīca f (genitive mīcae); first declension

  1. crumb, morsel, grain
  2. (New Latin) mica (mineral)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mīca mīcae
genitive mīcae mīcārum
dative mīcae mīcīs
accusative mīcam mīcās
ablative mīcā mīcīs
vocative mīca mīcae

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References[edit]

  • mica in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mica in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “mica”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • mica” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

mica f (plural micas)

  1. mica (hydrous aluminosilicate mineral)

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Verb[edit]

mica

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

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mica

  1. definite feminine singular nominative form of mic
  2. definite feminine singular accusative form of mic

Spanish[edit]

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mica f (plural micas)

  1. (mineralogy) mica

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