punzar

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *puntiāre < *punctiāre, from Latin punctus, perfect passive participle of pungō (prick, sting) (compare Portuguese punçar, Catalan punxar, Italian ponzare). Alternatively, regressively derived from punzón[1]. See also punchar (a variant possibly taken from a Mozarabic form[2]) and the derivative pinchar.

Verb[edit]

punzar (first-person singular present punzo, first-person singular preterite puncé, past participle punzado)

  1. (transitive) to perforate, punch
  2. (intransitive) to sting, twinge

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  • Rule: z becomes a c before e.

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