sica

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Albanian *tsikā, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱẽi 'to sharpen' possibly via Illyrian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sīca f ‎(genitive sīcae); first declension

  1. a poniard, a curved dagger
  2. the edge of a boar's tusk
    Cum arbore et saxo apri exacuant dentium sicas.
    Boars may sharpen the edge of their tusks using tree and stone.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sīca sīcae
genitive sīcae sīcārum
dative sīcae sīcīs
accusative sīcam sīcās
ablative sīcā sīcīs
vocative sīca sīcae

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • sica” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • sica” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to plunge a dagger, knife in some one's heart: sicam, cultrum in corde alicuius defigere (Liv. 1. 58)