See also: Spica

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin spica.

NounEdit

spica (plural spicas or spicae)

  1. (botany) A spike.
  2. (ornithology) A spur.
  3. A kind of bandage passing, by successive turns and crosses, from an extremity to the trunk; a spiral bandage with reversed turns.

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

spica f (plural spiche)

  1. (poetic) Alternative form of spiga; ear (of corn); spike
  2. (regional) lavender
    Synonym: lavanda

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *spey- (sharp; sharp stick).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spīca f (genitive spīcae); first declension

  1. (of grain) A head, ear, spike

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative spīca spīcae
Genitive spīcae spīcārum
Dative spīcae spīcīs
Accusative spīcam spīcās
Ablative spīcā spīcīs
Vocative spīca spīcae

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: schic
  • Catalan: espiga
  • Dalmatian: spaica
  • French: épi
  • Friulian: spi
  • Italian: spiga

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Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

spica

  1. nominative singular feminine of spicy

ParticipleEdit

spica

  1. nominative singular feminine of spicy

SicilianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin spica (spike, ear (of corn)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɪka/
  • Hyphenation: spi‧ca

NounEdit

spica f (plural spichi)

  1. spike, ear