rasgar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Latin resecāre, present active infinitive of resecō.

Verb[edit]

rasgar (first-person singular present indicative rasgo, past participle rasgado)

  1. (transitive) to rip (into parts, especially something flimsy such as paper or fabric)
  2. (intransitive) to rip (to tear apart)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably an alteration of Old Spanish resgar (with influence from rascar), itself likely from Latin resecāre, present active infinitive of resecō; cognate to English resect, cf. also rasguñar ("to scratch and sketch"). Likely a doublet of resecar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rasˈɡaɾ/, [razˈɣaɾ]
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Verb[edit]

rasgar (first-person singular present rasgo, first-person singular preterite rasgué, past participle rasgado)

  1. to rend, tear, rip, scratch.
  2. (music) to strum

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: g becomes a gu before e.

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