sicario

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish sicario.

Noun[edit]

sicario (plural sicarios)

  1. hitman, hired killer (especially when referring to Latin American drug cartels)
    • 1992, Tina Rosenberg, Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America, p. 34:
      The traffickers created a Frankenstein's monster that gradually slipped out of their control: the sicarios.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sīcārius (murderer, assassin), derived from sīca (poniard, curved dagger).
Equivalent to sica (curved dagger) +‎ -ario (-ary).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /siˈka.rjo/, [s̪iˈkäːr̺jo]
  • Stress: sicàrio
  • Hyphenation: si‧ca‧rio

Noun[edit]

sicario m (plural sicarî)

  1. hitman (hired killer)
    Synonyms: assassino, killer

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

sīcāriō

  1. dative singular of sīcārius
  2. ablative singular of sīcārius

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sīcārius (murderer, assassin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sicario m (plural sicarios, feminine sicaria)

  1. hitman (hired killer)

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