De Sica

[duh see-kuh; Italian de see-kah]


Vit·to·rio [vi-tawr-ee-oh, -tohr-; Italian veet-taw-ryaw] /vɪˈtɔr iˌoʊ, -ˈtoʊr-; Italian vitˈtɔ ryɔ/, 1901–74, Italian motion-picture director, producer, and actor. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of sica

  • Sica had said that he would accompany me; but he has left Brundisium.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • "Were it not for the 'sica,' which I brought, he would have slain me," said Vinicius.

    Quo Vadis

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • Cicero names the person, Sica, who had shown him hospitality near Vibo.

  • Plutarch calls him Οὐίβιος Σικελὸς ἀνήρ, as if he had mistaken the name Sica.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for sica



de Sica


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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