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picar

picar

Occitan

Verb

picar

  1. to hit; to strike
  2. (of an insect or the like) to sting

Conjugation

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Portuguese

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *pīccāre (to puncture), itself from *pīccus (woodpecker), variant of Latin pīcus, or of onomatopoetic origin.

Verb

picar (first-person singular present indicative pico, past participle picado)

  1. to sting (to pierce with a small, sharp point)
  2. to mince; to shred (to chop into small pieces)

Conjugation


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /piˈka̠ɾ/

Etymology

From pico (beak, point), or maybe from Latin pīcus (woodpecker), through a Vulgar Latin *pīccāre (to sting, strike). Compare Portuguese picar, French piquer.

Verb

picar (first-person singular present pico, first-person singular preterite piqué, past participle picado)

  1. to bite; to sting; to stab; to wound
  2. to rot; to decay; to eat away; to rust
  3. to chop
  4. to pique
  5. to itch
  6. to sting or be pungent to the lips or tongue, be spicy or hot
    Este chile pica mucho = "This chili is very hot"
  7. (slang, Mexico) to sexually penetrate, ****
  8. (reflexive) to get angry, to get annoyed, to take offence
  9. (reflexive) to turn sour
  10. (reflexive, Mexico) to get addicted, fascinated, enraptured

Usage notes

  • (reflexive, Mexico: to get addicted, fascinated, enraptured): Followed by the preposition con.

Conjugation

  • c becomes qu before e.

Related terms


Venetian

Etymology

Compare Italian impiccare

Verb

picar (transitive or intransitive)

  1. to hang or dangle

Conjugation

  • Venetian conjugation varies from one region to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.