picchio

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See also: picchiò

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pīccus, from Latin pīcus, influenced by picchiare. Perhaps derived by means of a hypothetical *pīcculus.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpik.kjo/
  • Rhymes: -ikkjo
  • Hyphenation: pìc‧chio

Noun[edit]

picchio m (plural picchi)

  1. woodpecker
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Deverbal of picchiare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpik.kjo/
  • Rhymes: -ikkjo
  • Hyphenation: pìc‧chio

Noun[edit]

picchio m (plural picchi)

  1. rap, tap, knock
  2. rapping, tapping, knocking
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpik.kjo/
  • Rhymes: -ikkjo
  • Hyphenation: pìc‧chio

Verb[edit]

picchio

  1. first-person singular present indicative of picchiare

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pikˈki.o/
  • Rhymes: -io
  • Hyphenation: pic‧chì‧o

Noun[edit]

picchio m (plural picchi)

  1. (rare) continuous, frequent beating or banging

References[edit]

  1. ^ picchio in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana