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De Sica

[duh see-kuh; Italian de see-kah] /də ˈsi kə; Italian dɛ ˈsi kɑ/
[vi-tawr-ee-oh,, -tohr-;; Italian veet-taw-ryaw] /vɪˈtɔr iˌoʊ,, -ˈtoʊr-;; Italian vitˈtɔ ryɔ/ (Show IPA),
1901–74, Italian motion-picture director, producer, and actor. Unabridged
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  • "Were it not for the 'sica,' which I brought, he would have slain me," said Vinicius.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • sica had said that he would accompany me; but he has left Brundisium.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Cicero names the person, sica, who had shown him hospitality near Vibo.

  • They were called sicarii, from the short dagger, sica, with which they secretly slew their opponents.

    A Thousand Years of Jewish History Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
  • Plutarch calls him Οὐίβιος Σικελὸς ἀνήρ, as if he had mistaken the name sica.

British Dictionary definitions for sica


/Italian ˈsiːka/
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de Sica

/Italian de ˈsiːka/
Vittorio (vitˈtɔːrjo). 1902–74, Italian film actor and director. His films, in the neorealist tradition, include Shoeshine (1946) and Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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