căldăraș

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Late Latin cardellus, from Latin carduelis, from carduus; the original (expected) descendant form in Romanian, *cărdel, was later suffixed with the ending -aș, and also changed due to a mistaken association with the unrelated căldare. Compare Italian cardello, cardellino, cardelletto, French chardonneret, Spanish cardelina.

Noun[edit]

căldăraș m (plural căldărași)

  1. (popular) bullfinch (bird)

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

căldare +‎ -aș

Noun[edit]

căldăraș m (plural căldărași)

  1. (rare) worker who cleans slag or dross from the container used in pouring steel while casting, and who places the funnel on