ridica

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ridica

  1. inflection of ridire:
    1. first/second/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. A doubtful connection with Ancient Greek ἐρείδω (ereídō, I prop, support) is sometimes suggested.

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Noun[edit]

ridica f (genitive ridicae); first declension

  1. (agriculture) A stake, a vine-prop

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ridica ridicae
Genitive ridicae ridicārum
Dative ridicae ridicīs
Accusative ridicam ridicās
Ablative ridicā ridicīs
Vocative ridica ridicae

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Descendants[edit]

  • Galician: rodriga
  • Romanian: ridica (possibly)
  • Spanish: rodrigón

References[edit]

  • ridica”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ridica in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Romanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from Latin ērādīcāre, present active infinitive of ērādīcō (root out, eradicate) (and thus a doublet of the borrowing eradica). Another possibility is Late Latin or Vulgar Latin ridicāre (tie a vine, e.g. in a vineyard) (attested from a late gloss), from ridica (stake; prop; vine-prop); cf. also Spanish rodrigón. The semantic development in this case would pertain to how vines were set up in Romanian vineyards traditionally, using a trunk for the vines and stakes to support them; in the winter they would be lowered covered with a layer of earth to protect from the cold, but in spring would be raised again on the stakes or props. Less likely etymologies proposed include a Vulgar Latin *rigidicāre, from rigidus, or *adrecticāre[1]. Compare Megleno-Romanian rădic, ardic, ardicare.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

a ridica (third-person singular present ridică, past participle ridicat1st conj.

  1. to lift, elevate, raise, hoist, suspend
  2. to increase
  3. to uplift
  4. (reflexive) to get up, stand up, arise

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