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4 letters words from 'pica'

CAPI 8PICA 8

3 letters words from 'pica'

CAP 7PAC 7
PIA 5PIC 7

2 letters words from 'pica'

AI 2PA 4
PI 4 

All 4 letters words made out of pica

pica ipca pcia cpia icpa cipa piac ipac paic apic iapc aipc pcai cpai paci apci capi acpi icap ciap iacp aicp caip acip

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Definitions and meaning of pica

pica

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpʌɪkə/
  • (US) enPR: pīkə, IPA(key): /ˈpaɪkə/
  • Rhymes: -aɪkə

Etymology 1

From Latin pīca (magpie, jay), from the idea that magpies will eat almost anything.

Noun

pica (usually uncountable, plural picas)

  1. (pathology) A disorder characterized by craving and appetite for non-edible substances, such as ice, clay, chalk, dirt, or sand.
    Synonyms: allotriophagy, chthonophagia, cittosis, geophagy
Translations

Further reading

  • pica (disorder) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From Medieval Latin pica (pica: a service book), possibly from Latin pīca (magpie) after the piebald appearance of the typeset page (cf. pie (disordered type)). The relation to the printer's measure is unclear, as no edition of the text in pica type is known. The French pica derives from English rather than vice versa.

Noun

pica (countable and uncountable, plural picas)

  1. (typography, printing, uncountable) A size of type between small pica and English, now standardized as 12-point.
    • 1790, James Boswell, in Danziger & Brady (eds.), Boswell: The Great Biographer, Yale 1989, p. 30:
      I had been at Baldwin's before dinner in consequence of a letter from him which showed me that, by using a pica instead of an English letter in printing my book, I might comprise it within such a number of sheets as a guinea-volume should contain [] .
  2. (typography, uncountable, usually with qualifier) A font of this size.
  3. (typography, countable) A unit of length equivalent to 12 points, officially 3583 cm (0.166 in) after 1886 but now (computing) 16 in.
    Coordinate terms: cicero, em, en, point
  4. (uncommon, ecclesiastical) A pie or directory: the book directing Roman Catholic observance of saints' days and other feasts under various calendars.
Derived terms
Translations

Further reading

  • pica (typography) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 3

Noun

pica (plural picas)

  1. Archaic form of pika (small lagomorph).
    • 1895, Richard Lydekker, The Royal Natural History (volume 3, page 190)
      Most travellers in the Himalaya are familiar with the pretty little Rodents, known as picas, tailless hares, or mouse-hares, which may be seen in the higher regions []

Etymology 4

From Latin

Noun

pica (plural picas)

  1. A magpie.

References

Anagrams

  • ACPI, APIC, apic, capi, paci

Catalan

Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

Latin pīla (mortar), with an unexplained change from /l/ to /k/. Compare Spanish pila (sink, font).

Noun

pica f (plural piques)

  1. bowl
  2. sink
    Synonym: lavabo

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Spanish pica (pike).

Noun

pica f (plural piques)

  1. (weaponry) pike
  2. (card games) spade

Etymology 3

Latin pīca (magpie)

Noun

pica f (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) pica (disorder characterized by craving and appetite for non-edible substances)

Etymology 4

Deverbal of picar

Noun

pica f (plural piques)

  1. peak, summit
    Synonyms: pic, cim, cima

Etymology 5

From French pika, from an Evenki word.

Noun

pica f (plural piques)

  1. pika (small, furry mammal)

Further reading

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

Galician

Noun

pica m (plural picas)

  1. pipit
  2. (card games) spade (a playing card of the suit spades, picas)

Verb

pica

  1. third-person singular present indicative of comer
  2. second-person singular imperative of comer

Italian

Noun

pica f (plural piche)

  1. picacismo
  2. magpie

Anagrams

  • capi, capì, paci

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)peyk- (woodpecker; magpie), whence also Latin pīcus (woodpecker). Romance forms in -e- might reflect a different etymon, such as the Umbrian peico (acc.sg.), where the product of /ei/'s monophthongisation coincided with the latin /ē/. Cognate to Sanskrit पिक (piká, cuckoo), German Specht (woodpecker), Swedish spett (crowbar, skewer; kind of woodpecker).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpiː.ka/, [ˈpiːkä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈpi.ka/, [ˈpiːkä]

Noun

pīca f (genitive pīcae); first declension

  1. magpie

Declension

First-declension noun.

Related terms

  • pīcus

Descendants

References

  • von Wartburg, Walther (1928–2002), “pīca”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 80, page 420

Further reading

  • pica in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pica in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pica 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)

Latvian

Noun

pica f (4th declension)

  1. pizza

Declension


Old Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *piťa.

Noun

pica f

  1. fodder, forage

Descendants

  • Polish: picować originally "to forage (demand fodder for army)", then "to bother someone", now "to try and dupe someone", "to pull the wool over someone's eyes"
    • Polish: pic back-formation from "picować"

Portuguese

Etymology 1

Back-formation from picar

Noun

pica f (plural picas)

  1. (Brazil, slang) dick; prick; penis
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:penis/translations
  2. (Portugal, childish) jab (medical injection)
    Synonym: vacina
  3. (Portugal, colloquial) energy; power
  4. (Portugal, colloquial) enthusiasm, will

pica m (plural picas)

  1. (Portugal, informal) ticket inspector
    Synonym: revisor

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English pic.

Noun

pica f (plural picas)

  1. (Brazil, Internet slang) pic (short for picture, meaning image)

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

pica

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

Romanian

Etymology

From pic. Compare also Aromanian chicu, chicare.

Pronunciation

Verb

a pica (third-person singular present pică, past participle picat1st conj.

  1. (of a liquid) to drip
    Synonym: picura
  2. (literally and figuratively) to fall
    Synonym: cădea
  3. to fail
  4. to come unexpectedly

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • picătură

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

Hypocoristic form derived from pízda (cunt).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pǐːtsa/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧ca

Noun

píca f (Cyrillic spelling пи́ца)

  1. (vulgar, hypocoristic) cunt, pussy
Declension

Etymology 2

From Italian pizza.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pîtsa/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧ca

Noun

pȉca f (Cyrillic spelling пи̏ца)

  1. pizza
Declension

Slovene

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian pizza.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pìːt͡sa/, /píːt͡sa/

Noun

pīca f

  1. pizza

Inflection

Further reading

  • pica”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpika/, [ˈpi.ka]

Noun

pica f (plural picas)

  1. pike, lance
  2. pick (digging tool)
  3. (card games) spade (a playing card of the suit spades, picas)

Derived terms

  • poner una pica en Flandes
  • sacar picas

See also

Verb

pica

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of picar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of picar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of picar.

Further reading

  • “pica” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • an old type size, approximately, and still used synonymously for, 12-point.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)