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pica

See also: Pica, piča, and píča

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin pīca (magpie, jay) (from the idea that magpies will eat almost anything).

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NounEdit

pica (usually uncountable, plural picas)

  1. (medicine) A disorder characterized by craving and appetite for non-edible substances, such as ice, clay, chalk, dirt, or sand.
    • 1986, George S Baroff, Mental retardation: nature, cause, and management:
      The three most common nonfood picas were eating of strings and rags; feces, vomit, and urine; and paper, cigarettes, and soil.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Medieval Latin pica (pica: a service book), possibly from Latin pīca (magpie) after the piebald appearance of the typeset page (cf. pie, "disordered type"). The relation to the printer's measure is unclear, as no edition of the text in pica type is known. The French pica derives from English rather than vice versa.[1]

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NounEdit

pica (countable and uncountable, plural picas)

  1. (typography, printing, uncountable) A size of type between small pica and English, standardized as 12-point.
  2. (typography, uncountable, usually with qualifier) A font of this size.
  3. (typography, countable) A unit of length equivalent to 12 points, officially 3583 cm (0.166 in) after 1886 but now (computing) 16 in.
  4. (uncommon, ecclesiastical) A pie or directory: the book directing Roman Catholic observance of saints' days and other feasts under various calendars.
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NounEdit

pica (plural picas)

  1. Archaic form of pika. (small rodent)
    • 1895, Richard Lydekker, The Royal Natural History (volume 3, page 190)
      Most travellers in the Himalaya are familiar with the pretty little Rodents, known as picas, tailless hares, or mouse-hares, which may be seen in the higher regions []

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. "pica, n.1" & "pica, n.2". Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2006.

CatalanEdit

NounEdit

pica f (plural piques)

  1. bowl
  2. sink

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)peyk- (woodpecker; magpie).

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NounEdit

pīca f (genitive pīcae); first declension

  1. magpie

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pīca pīcae
genitive pīcae pīcārum
dative pīcae pīcīs
accusative pīcam pīcās
ablative pīcā pīcīs
vocative pīca pīcae

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

pica f (plural picas)

  1. (slang) dick; prick; penis
  2. (Portugal) jab (medical injection)

VerbEdit

pica

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

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pic. Compare also Aromanian chicu, chicare.

VerbEdit

a pica (third-person singular present pică, past participle picat1st conj.

  1. (of a liquid) to drip
  2. (literally and figuratively) to fall
  3. to fail
  4. to come unexpectedly

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Hypocoristic form derived from pízda (cunt).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pǐːtsa/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧ca

NounEdit

píca f (Cyrillic spelling пи́ца)

  1. (vulgar, hypocoristic) cunt, pussy
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Italian pizza.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pîtsa/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧ca

NounEdit

pȉca f (Cyrillic spelling пи̏ца)

  1. pizza
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SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Italian pizza.

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píca f (genitive píce, nominative plural píce)

  1. pizza

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

pica f (plural picas)

  1. pike, lance
  2. pick (digging tool)
  3. (card games) spade

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pica

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of picar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of picar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of picar.