cigarra

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from a Vulgar Latin root *cicāla (or an alternate Iberian variant form *cicāra; compare Spanish cigarra), from Latin cicāda.

NounEdit

cigarra f (plural cigarras)

  1. cicada (any of several insects of the order Hemiptera)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from a Vulgar Latin root *cicāla (or an alternate Iberian variant form *cicāra[1]; compare Portuguese cigarra), from Latin cicāda. Cf. also the form cigala. Compare Catalan cigala, Occitan cigala, Italian cicala, Romanian cicoare. See also chicharra, which may be of Mozarabic origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /θiˈɡara/, [θiˈɣ̞a.ra]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /siˈɡara/, [siˈɣ̞a.ra]

NounEdit

cigarra f (plural cigarras)

  1. cicada

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