aușel

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from auș + diminutive suffix -el. Other ideas suggest Vulgar Latin *aucellus "small bird" (compare Italian uccello, French oiseau) < Latin avis, but this is harder to explain due to phonetic difficulties as well as the reason why a general term for bird would apply to a specific species.

Noun[edit]

aușel m (plural aușei)

  1. kinglet (Regulus cristatus)