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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bicha

  1. third-person singular past historic of bicher

GalicianEdit

 
Christianized serpe or bicha of Gondomil, a winged serpent sculpture of unknown chronology, Gondomil, Galica

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese bescha (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin bēstia or Vulgar Latin bestula.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bicha f (plural bichas)

  1. leech
    Synonym: samesuga
  2. snake, serpent
    Synonyms: cóbrega, serpe, víbora
  3. mare
    Synonyms: besta, egua

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • bescha” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • besch” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • bicha” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • bicha” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • bicha” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. bicho.

Guinea-Bissau CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese bicha. Cognates with Kabuverdianu bitchu.

NounEdit

bicha

  1. worm

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin bīstia, variant of Latin bēstia. Doublet of besta. Sense of "homosexual" possibly influenced by English bitch.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bicha f (plural bichas)

  1. worm (any of several legless, elongated creatures), especially:
    Synonym: verme
    1. roundworm (intestinal parasite)
      Synonym: lombriga
    2. (dated) leech (bloodsucking parasite)
      Synonym: sanguessuga
    3. (dated) snake; serpent
      Synonyms: cobra, serpente
  2. (by extension) an elongated or writhing object or structure
    1. (Portugal) queue; line
      Synonym: fila
      • 1984, Ana Maria Magalhães; Isabel Alçada, Uma aventura na cidade, 19 edition, Editorial Caminho, published 2012, →ISBN, page 28:
        A empregada bem gritava com eles: — Ou se põem em bicha ou não atendo ninguém! Mas a bicha era sempre um magote de gente aos encontrões, todos a tentarem ser atendidos primeiro.
        The employee yelled at them: “form a line or I won’t serve anybody!” But the line was always a bunch of people bumping into each other, all trying to be served first.
    2. (obsolete) serpentine (coiled distillation tube)
      Synonym: serpentina
    3. a type of firework that moves randomly on the ground
    4. a flexible tube
    5. (obsolete) a type of earring shaped like a snake
    6. (obsolete) a small boat used by customs officers
  3. (uncommon) female equivalent of bicho (a female animal)
  4. (colloquial) ascariasis (infection by Ascaris roundworms)
    Synonym: ascaridíase

NounEdit

bicha f or m (in variation) (plural bichas)

  1. (Brazil, colloquial, usually derogatory) flamer; fairy; fag; poofter (a male homosexual, especially one who behaves flamboyantly or affectedly)
    • 2006, Jaguar; Sergio Augusto, O Pasquim: 1969-1971, número 1 ao 150, Editora Desiderata, page 171:
      Diz que ele é bicha mas eu não acredito porque um dia eu vi ele beijando uma moça muito bonita.
      People say he’s a poof but I don’t believe it because one day I saw him kissing a really pretty lady.

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DescendantsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bicha m or f (plural bichas, sometimes comparable)

  1. (Brazil, often derogatory) flaming (gay, homosexual, especially when behaving flamboyantly or affectedly)
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VerbEdit

bicha

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

Further readingEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: bi‧cha

NounEdit

bicha f (plural bichas)

  1. feminine of bicho
  2. beer, brew

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VilamovianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: bi‧cha
  • (file)

NounEdit

bicha f

  1. beech (tree)