cătușă

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the now lost hypothetical Romanian root *cată or *cat (from Latin catta (cat)/cattus) + the Romanian diminutive suffix -ușă. Was once attested in an old gloss as having the meaning of "cat" (pisică in Romanian), and this is also preserved in some place names such as Dealul-Cătușii, Cătușa, and Cătească. Compare Aromanian cãtushe, which preserved the original sense. [1]

Noun[edit]

cătușă f (plural cătușe)

  1. (usually used as plural) handcuff, manacle

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian Explanatory Dictionary