cimpoi

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Romanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from a Vulgar Latin root *centipollium, from Latin centipellium, centipellio (third stomach of a ruminant) < centum + pellium, as bagpipes were made from animal stomachs. Compare also Italian centopelle (tripe). Less likely from Latin symphonia (compare Italian zampogna) or Hungarian csimpolya, which seems more likely to have come from the Romanian word.

Noun[edit]

cimpoi n (plural cimpoaie)

  1. bagpipe
  2. stomach of a ruminant
  3. bellows

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