paràsit

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin parasītus, from Ancient Greek παράσιτος (parásitos), attested from 1839.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

paràsit (feminine paràsita, masculine plural paràsits, feminine plural paràsites)

  1. parasitic (drawing upon another organism for sustenance)

Noun[edit]

paràsit m (plural paràsits)

  1. parasite (an organism that lives on or in another organism of a different species)
  2. parasite (a person who lives on other people's efforts or expense and gives little or nothing back)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “paràsit” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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