Rom

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See also: rom, ROM, Rom., rơm, Róm, and room

English[edit]

A Rom (Romani) musician in the Czech Republic.

Etymology[edit]

From Romani rom (man), probably ultimately from Sanskrit डोम (ḍoma, member of a low caste of travelling musicians and dancers). See some more information at Roma.

The other major categories of words for the Roma are cognates of Gypsy (words related to Egypt) and cognates of tzigane (words derived from Greek); see those entries for more information.

Proper noun[edit]

Rom

  1. The ethnic designation used by the Romani people from Eastern Europe.
  2. (rare) The Romani language.

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Noun[edit]

Rom (plural Roms or Roma)

  1. A member of the Romani people.
  2. (chiefly) A male member of the Romani people who is married and considered respectable amongst the family.

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Adjective[edit]

Rom (not comparable)

  1. (rare) Romani: of or pertaining to the Roma people.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

Rom m

  1. (person): Romani

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The term Cikán/cikán is often intentionally derogatory and is therefore considered racist by many. Consequently, careful speakers use the term Rom instead. Cikán is still the prevailing term in informal Czech and in historical usage, however.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rom

  1. Rome

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rom n (genitive Roms)

  1. Rome

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Noun[edit]

Rom m (genitive Roms)

  1. Rom (member of the Roma people), Romani.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Rȏm m (Cyrillic spelling Ро̑м)

  1. Rom (male Romani person)

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Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rom n

  1. Rome (city and ancient empire)

Volapük[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rom

  1. Rome