picar

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan, from Vulgar Latin *pīccāre, itself a derivative of Latin pīcus or of onomatopoetic origin.

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picar (first-person singular present pico, past participle picat)

  1. (of an animal or insect) to bite, sting
  2. to peck (strike with the beak or bill)
  3. to prick, pierce
  4. to sting, burn; to be spicy or sour
  5. to mince, chop

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Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pico (beak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

picar (first-person singular present pico, first-person singular preterite piquei, past participle picado)

  1. to mince
    Synonym: pitar
  2. to chop
    Hai que picar esa leña.Somebody [probably you] should chop that firewood.
  3. to bite
  4. to sting
    Synonym: aguillar
  5. (of milk, wine) to sour, embitter
  6. (of the sea) to become choppy
  7. to itch
  8. (of food) to be hot, spicy
  9. to hammer (a blade, for sharpening it)
    Synonym: carabuñar
  10. to nibble

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References[edit]

  • picar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • picar” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • picar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • picar” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • picar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan, from Vulgar Latin *pīccāre, itself a derivative of Latin pīcus or of onomatopoetic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piˈka/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

picar

  1. to hit; to strike
  2. (of an insect or the like) to sting
    Synonym: fissar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pīccāre (to puncture), itself from *pīccus (woodpecker), variant of Latin pīcus, or of onomatopoeic origin.

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Verb[edit]

picar (first-person singular present indicative pico, past participle picado)

  1. to sting (pierce with a small, sharp point)
  2. to mince; to shred (chop into small pieces)
  3. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of picar
  4. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of picar
  5. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of picar
  6. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of picar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pico (beak, point), or maybe from Latin pīcus (woodpecker), through a Vulgar Latin *pīccāre (to sting, strike). Compare English pique, French piquer, and Portuguese picar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piˈkaɾ/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧car

Verb[edit]

picar (first-person singular present pico, first-person singular preterite piqué, past participle picado)

  1. (intransitive) to itch (to feel itchy; to feel a need to be scratched)
    una tela que pica
    an itchy fabric
  2. to sting
  3. to chop
  4. to bite
  5. (cooking) to mince, to dice
  6. to stab; to wound
  7. (colloquial) to snack; to nibble; to have a bite
    me apetece picar algo
    I fancy a bite to eat
  8. to rot; to decay; to eat away; to rust
  9. to pique
    Synonym: despertar
  10. to crush (ice)
  11. (intransitive) to sting or be pungent to the lips or tongue, be spicy or, of a candy, very sour
    Este chile pica mucho.This chili is very hot.
  12. (slang, Mexico) to sexually penetrate, fuck
  13. (reflexive) to get angry, get annoyed, take offence
  14. (reflexive) to turn sour
  15. (reflexive, Mexico, with con) to get addicted, fascinated, enraptured

Conjugation[edit]

  • c becomes qu before e.
  • c becomes qu before e.

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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian impiccare.

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Verb[edit]

picar

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to hang, dangle

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  • Venetian conjugation varies from one region to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.