cioară

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly a substratum word of Dacian and ultimatley Indo-European origin, related to Albanian sorrë, or borrowed from it; compare Aromanian tsoarã. Also seemingly related to several Italian dialect cognates, compare Friulian çore, Calabrian ciola, Neapolitan ciàula, Tarentino ciola. [1].

Noun[edit]

cioară f (plural ciori)

  1. crow
  2. (slang, pejorative) slur for a dark-skinned person, especially a Gipsy/Bohemian. Less usual, a slur for Negro

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  1. ^ Romanian Explanatory Dictionary http://dexonline.ro/definitie/cioară