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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin bīga.

NounEdit

biga (plural bigas or bigae)

  1. (historical) A Roman racing chariot drawn by two horses abreast.

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BasqueEdit

NounEdit

biga

  1. calf

NumeralEdit

biga

  1. two

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Origin uncertain; probably from Latin bīga ‘tree-trunk’. Cognate with Portuguese viga, Spanish biga, Occitan biga.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

biga f (plural bigues)

  1. beam, as in a large piece of wood or metal serving a structural role in a building

Further readingEdit


CebuanoEdit

NounEdit

biga

  1. semen
  2. precum
  3. lust; a feeling of strong desire, especially such a feeling driven by sexual arousal

VerbEdit

biga

  1. to be in heat
  2. to be randy; to feel horny
  3. to lust

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bīgā.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

biga f (plural bighe)

  1. (historical) chariot (two-wheeled)
  2. (baking) pre-ferment sponge, similar to poolish (bread starter)
    • 2018, Piergiorgio Giorilli, Il grande libro del pane, Kindle edition, Milan: Gribaudo, →ISBN:
      Gli impasti a base di biga hanno particolari proprietà viscoso-elastiche e risultano particolarmente lisci ed estensibili. [] Infatti spesso per realizzare le ricette, come pasta dura o pane pugliese, vengono utilizzate tutte e due, sia biga sia pasta di riporto, in modo da sfruttare le peculiarità di ambedue le paste.
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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

bi- +‎ iuga

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bīga f (genitive bīgae); first declension

  1. chariot (two-wheeled)
  2. (in the plural) pair of horses

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative bīga bīgae
Genitive bīgae bīgārum
Dative bīgae bīgīs
Accusative bīgam bīgās
Ablative bīgā bīgīs
Vocative bīga bīgae

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • biga in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • biga in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • biga in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • biga in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

bīga f

  1. pile, heap

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

biga f (plural bigas)

  1. chariot (type of vehicle)

SardinianEdit

NounEdit

biga

  1. (Campidanese) beam