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jugar (Verb) "to play (a game)"
12th cent. From Vulgar Latin iocare 'id.,' from Latin iocari "to joke." Derived from the noun iocus "joke" (see juego).
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Romance
Asturian xugar, Portuguese jogar, Galician xogar, Catalan jugar, French jouer, Italian giocare, Aromanian gioc, Romanian juca, Sardinian giocae