mico

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See also: miço and mico-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish or Portuguese

Noun[edit]

mico (plural micos)

  1. A small South American monkey (Mico melanurus, syn. Callithrix melanura), allied to the marmoset.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The name was originally applied to an albino variety.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • mico at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish mico.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mico m (plural micos)

  1. monkey

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *meyk- (to shimmer)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

micō (present infinitive micāre, perfect active micuī); first conjugation, no passive

  1. I vibrate, quiver
  2. I twinkle, glitter
  3. I tremble
  4. I beat (of the pulse)

Inflection[edit]

   Conjugation of mico (first conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present micō micās micat micāmus micātis micant
imperfect micābam micābās micābat micābāmus micābātis micābant
future micābō micābis micābit micābimus micābitis micābunt
perfect micuī micuistī micuit micuimus micuistis micuērunt, micuēre
pluperfect micueram micuerās micuerat micuerāmus micuerātis micuerant
future perfect micuerō micueris micuerit micuerimus micueritis micuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present micem micēs micet micēmus micētis micent
imperfect micārem micārēs micāret micārēmus micārētis micārent
perfect micuerim micuerīs micuerit micuerīmus micuerītis micuerint
pluperfect micuissem micuissēs micuisset micuissēmus micuissētis micuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present micā micāte
future micātō micātō micātōte micantō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives micāre micuisse
participles micāns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
micāre micandī micandō micandum

There is a supine mictum, found in Priscian; but it is not in use.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954), “mico”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 86

Portuguese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a Cariban language, likely via Spanish mico.

Noun[edit]

mico m (plural micos)

  1. any of several very small and long-tailed monkeys, such as capuchins and marmosets
    Synonym: sagui (but some make a distinction between saguis and micos)
Derived terms[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

Short for mico-preto, a children’s card game where the players have to amass pairs of matching cards, and the card that traditionally depicts a small monkey is the only one without a pair.

Noun[edit]

mico m (plural micos)

  1. gaffe; blunder; faux pas (an embarrassing mistake or situation)
    Synonyms: gafe, papelão, vexame
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

mico

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of micar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cumanagoto.

Noun[edit]

mico m (plural micos)

  1. A monkey with a prehensile tail.
  2. (familiar) child
  3. An ugly person.
  4. (Nicaragua) Vulva.

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