picca

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *piccus

Noun[edit]

picca f (plural picche)

  1. pike
  2. pique, obstinancy, stubbornness, animosity
  3. (in the plural) spades (suit of playing cards)

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Vulgar Latin *pīccō (to strike, sting), possible borrowing from Frankish *pikkōn (to peck, strike). Alternatively from Frankish *pīk (compare Dutch pik (pick, pickaxe)), or from pīcus (woodpecker).

Noun[edit]

pīcca f (genitive pīccae); first declension

  1. pickaxe, pike

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pīcca pīccae
Genitive pīccae pīccārum
Dative pīccae pīccīs
Accusative pīccam pīccās
Ablative pīccā pīccīs
Vocative pīcca pīccae

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Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin paucus, from Proto-Italic *paukus, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w- (few”, “little).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

picca

  1. little, not much
  2. (followed by an adjective) little, not very, poorly