picar

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

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

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Occitan[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

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

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This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to sting (to pierce with a small, sharp point)
  2. to mince; to shred (to chop into small pieces)

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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 Portuguese picar, French piquer.

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

  1. to bite; to sting; to stab; to wound
  2. to rot; to decay; to eat away; to rust
  3. to chop
  4. to pique
  5. to itch
  6. to sting or be pungent to the lips or tongue, be spicy or hot
    Este chile pica mucho = "This chili is very hot"
  7. (slang, Mexico) to sexually penetrate, fuck
  8. (reflexive) to get angry, to get annoyed, to take offence
  9. (reflexive) to turn sour
  10. (reflexive, Mexico, with con) to get addicted, fascinated, enraptured

Usage notes[edit]

  • (reflexive, Mexico: to get addicted, fascinated, enraptured): Followed by the preposition con.

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

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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian impiccare.

Verb[edit]

picar (transitive or intransitive)

  1. to hang or 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.