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mico (plural micos)

  1. A small South American monkey (Mico melanurus), allied to the marmoset.

Usage notesEdit

  • The name was originally applied to an albino variety.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mico in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



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From Spanish mico.


mico m (plural micos)

  1. monkey



From Proto-Indo-European *meyk- (to shimmer)[1].



micō (present infinitive micāre, perfect active micuī); first conjugation, no passive

  1. I vibrate, quiver
  2. I twinkle, glitter
  3. I tremble
  4. I beat (of the pulse)


   Conjugation of mico (first conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present micō micās micat micāmus micātis micant
imperfect micābam micābās micābat micābāmus micābātis micābant
future micābō micābis micābit micābimus micābitis micābunt
perfect micuī micuistī micuit micuimus micuistis micuērunt, micuēre
pluperfect micueram micuerās micuerat micuerāmus micuerātis micuerant
future perfect micuerō micueris micuerit micuerimus micueritis micuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present micem micēs micet micēmus micētis micent
imperfect micārem micārēs micāret micārēmus micārētis micārent
perfect micuerim micuerīs micuerit micuerīmus micuerītis micuerint
pluperfect micuissem micuissēs micuisset micuissēmus micuissētis micuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present micā micāte
future micātō micātō micātōte micantō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives micāre micuisse
participles micāns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
micāre micandī micandō micandum

There is a supine mictum, found in Priscian; but it is not in use.

Derived termsEdit



  • mico in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mico in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mico in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the lightning flashes: fulmina micant
  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954), “mico”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 86



mico m (plural micos)

  1. A monkey with a prehensile tail.
  2. A gaffe, a blunder.

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From Cumanagota.


mico m (plural micos)

  1. A monkey with a prehensile tail.
  2. (familiar) child
  3. An ugly person.
  4. (Nicaragua) Vulva.

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