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

Further reading[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

micō (present infinitive micāre, perfect active micuī or micāvī); first conjugation, no passive, no supine stem

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

Conjugation[edit]

  • The normal Classical perfect is micuī. Perfect micāvī is found extremely rarely in Classical use, but is common in Medieval Latin.
  • There is a supine mictum, found in Priscian; but it is not in use.
   Conjugation of micō (first conjugation, no supine stem, 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, micāvī micuistī, micāvistī micuit, micāvit micuimus, micāvimus micuistis, micāvistis micuērunt, micuēre, micāvērunt, micāvēre
pluperfect micueram, micāveram micuerās, micāverās micuerat, micāverat micuerāmus, micāverāmus micuerātis, micāverātis micuerant, micāverant
future perfect micuerō, micāverō micueris, micāveris micuerit, micāverit micuerimus, micāverimus micueritis, micāveritis micuerint, micāverint
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, micāverim micuerīs, micāverīs micuerit, micāverit micuerīmus, micāverīmus micuerītis, micāverītis micuerint, micāverint
pluperfect micuissem, micāvissem micuissēs, micāvissēs micuisset, micāvisset micuissēmus, micāvissēmus micuissētis, micāvissētis micuissent, micāvissent
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, micāvisse
participles micāns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
micandī micandō micandum micandō

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: ammiccare

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

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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]

See also[edit]

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 [Term?].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mico m (plural micos)

  1. a monkey with a prehensile tail
    Synonyms: mono, chango (Mexico)
  2. (familiar) child
  3. an ugly person
  4. (Nicaragua) vulva

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: mico
  • Isthmus Zapotec: migu
  • Mecayapan Nahuatl: mi̱coj
  • Tetelcingo Nahuatl: mico

Further reading[edit]


Tetelcingo Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish mico.

Noun[edit]

mico

  1. monkey

References[edit]

  • Brewer, Forrest; Brewer, Jean G. (1962) Vocabulario mexicano de Tetelcingo, Morelos: Castellano-mexicano, mexicano-castellano (Serie de vocabularios indígenas Mariano Silva y Aceves; 8)‎[2] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: El Instituto Lingüístico de Verano en coordinación con la Secretaría de Educación Pública a través de la Dirección General de Internados de Enseñanza Primaria y Educación Indígena, published 1971, pages 30, 141