picca

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

picca f ‎(plural picche)

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

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