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De Sica

[duh see-kuh; Italian de see-kah]
noun
  1. 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.
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Examples from the Web for sica

Historical Examples

  • 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

Sica

noun
  1. See de Sica
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de Sica

noun
  1. 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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