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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mica f (plural miques)

  1. a bit, a small piece

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

mica f (uncountable)

  1. mica

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mīca.

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mica f (plural miche)

  1. mica
    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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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 cambiato - It hasn't changed one bit
  4. (colloquial) at all
    Non costa mica molto - It 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

Romanian[edit]

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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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Noun[edit]

mica f (plural micas)

  1. (mineralogy) mica

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