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4 letters words from 'mica'

CAMI 8MICA 8

3 letters words from 'mica'

AIM 5AMI 5
CAM 7MAC 7
MIC 7 

2 letters words from 'mica'

AI 2AM 4
MA 4MI 4

All 4 letters words made out of mica

mica imca mcia cmia icma cima miac imac maic amic iamc aimc mcai cmai maci amci cami acmi icam ciam iacm aicm caim acim

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Definitions and meaning of mica

mica

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin mīca (grain, crumb).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: mīkə, IPA(key): /ˈmaɪ.kə/
  • Rhymes: -aɪkə

Noun

mica (countable and uncountable, plural micas)

  1. (mineralogy) Any of a group of hydrous aluminosilicate minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic.

Translations

See also

  • biotite
  • lepidolite
  • muscovite
  • paragonite
  • phlogopite

Further reading

  • mica on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • -amic, -icam, ACMI, CIMA, CMIA, Maci, aMCI, amic, cami, cima, iMac

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈmi.kə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈmi.ka/

Etymology 1

From Old Occitan [Term?] (compare Occitan mica), from Vulgar Latin *micca, variant of Latin mīca.

Noun

mica f (plural miques)

  1. a bit, a small piece
Derived terms
  • de mica en mica
  • miqueta
  • una mica
  • una mica de

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Latin mīca.

Noun

mica f (plural miques)

  1. (mineralogy) mica

Further reading

  • “mica” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “mica” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
  • “mica” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin mīca.

Pronunciation

Noun

mica f (plural micas)

  1. (mineralogy) mica

Galician

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin mīca.

Noun

mica f (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) mica

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmi.ka/

Etymology 1

From Latin mīca, from Proto-Italic *smīkā, from Proto-Indo-European *smeyg- (small, thin, delicate).

Noun

mica f (plural miche)

  1. (archaic or literary) breadcrumb
  2. (by extension) bit, morsel
    Synonym: minuzzolo
Related terms
  • micella

Adverb

mica

  1. (colloquial) not
  2. (colloquial) hardly, you know
  3. (colloquial) bit
  4. (colloquial) at all
  5. (colloquial) by any chance

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Latin mīca, the same source as the above.

Noun

mica f (plural miche)

  1. (mineralogy) mica (mineral)

Anagrams

  • cami, cima

Latin

Etymology

Uncertain:

  • traditionally derived from Proto-Italic *smīkā, from Proto-Indo-European *smeyg- (small, thin, delicate), related to Ancient Greek (σ)μῑκρός ((s)mīkrós) and smicker - details there.
  • in view of meaning (1), De Vaan (2008) with Nyman (1987) prefer Proto-Italic *meikā (a glittering particle), from Proto-Indo-European *meyk- (to blink), whence also micō .

Attested from Cato onwards.

A number of Romance forms, eg. Romanian mic, Calabrian miccu, reflect an unattested adjective *mīccus - this is probably unrelated, being a borrowing from Ancient Greek μῑκκός (mīkkós), variant of μῑκρός (mīkrós, small); the form *mīcca is associated with the meaning “loaf of bread” particularly in Gallo-Romance and Gallo-Italic.

Alternative forms

  • mīcca (attested in 1485, Du Cange)

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈmiː.ka/, [ˈmiːkä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈmi.ka/, [ˈmiːkɑ]

Noun

mīca f (genitive mīcae); first declension

  1. a grain (esp. a glittering one: of salt, marble, etc.), crumb
  2. (Medieval Latin, Gallia) a miche (a round loaf of brown bread)
  3. (New Latin, mineralogy) mica

Declension

First-declension noun.

Derived terms

  • mīcārius
  • mīcidus
  • mīcīna
  • mīcula
  • mīcō

Descendants

References

  • “mīca” in the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL Open Access), Berlin (formerly Leipzig): De Gruyter (formerly Teubner), 1900–present
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “mīca”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 378

Further reading

  • mica in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mica in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mica in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • mica in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin mīca. Compare the inherited doublet miga.

Noun

mica f (plural micas)

  1. (mineralogy) mica (hydrous aluminosilicate mineral)

Related terms

  • micela
  • miga
  • migalha

Verb

mica

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of micar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of micar

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmi.ka]

Adjective

mica

  1. definite nominative feminine singular of mic
  2. definite accusative feminine singular of mic

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin mīca. Compare the inherited doublet miga.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmika/, [ˈmi.ka]

Noun

mica f (plural micas)

  1. (mineralogy) mica

Related terms

  • micáceo
  • miga, migaja

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a rock-forming mineral (muscovite, biotite, lepidolite, etc.) with perfect basal cleavage.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)