juvete

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from Ukrainian žyvec ‘fry, small fish’, from Baltic (compare Lithuanian žuvìs, Latvian zivs, both ‘fish’), with suffix altered to diminutive -ete.

Noun[edit]

juvete m (plural juveți)

  1. fry, any small fish
  2. nickname applied to Oltenians (Romanians from Oltenia, in Romania)