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See also: ESCA, ésca, and -esca

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ēsca (bait).

NounEdit

esca (plural escae)

  1. (ichthyology) fleshy growth from an anglerfish's head that acts as a lure

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AsturianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin ēsca.

NounEdit

esca f (plural esques)

  1. tinder (dry plants used to light a fire)

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin ēsca.

NounEdit

esca f (plural esques)

  1. tinder (dry plants used to light a fire)
  2. bait (substance used in catching fish)

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GalicianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Circa 1300. From Old Galician and Old Portuguese, from Latin ēsca.

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NounEdit

esca f (plural escas)

  1. tinder (dry plants used to light a fire)
    • c1300, R. Martínez López, General Estoria. Versión gallega del siglo XIV. Oviedo: Publicacións de Archivum, page 220:
      y achou cõ aquel arco hum estormento, et seu esqueyro, et sua ysca, et seu pedernal em el
      there he found, together with that bow, a tinderbox, with its lighter, its tinder, and its flint inside it
  2. bait

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ReferencesEdit

  • ysca” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • ysca” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • esca” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • esca” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • esca” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From edō (eat).

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NounEdit

ēsca f (genitive ēscae); first declension

  1. food; dish prepared for the table
  2. bait

InflectionEdit

Note that there is the alternative form, ēscās, for the genitive singular, ēscae. First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ēsca ēscae
Genitive ēscae ēscārum
Dative ēscae ēscīs
Accusative ēscam ēscās
Ablative ēscā ēscīs
Vocative ēsca ēscae

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ēsca[1]. Compare the inherited doublet yesca.

NounEdit

esca f (plural escas)

  1. (dated) bait (substance used in catching fish)

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