măciucă

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Often considered to be from Latin root *matteuca, itself from *mattea or mateola + a suffix *-uca, of possibly Gallic origin (compare French massue, Portuguese maça, machuca, old Portuguese massuca, Italian mazza, mazzocca, Venetian mazuco), or a creative expression based on the root măc-. Compare also Italian maciulla, Spanish machucar.

Alternatively from Vulgar Latin mattiūca, itself from Late Latin mattia.

Noun[edit]

măciucă f (plural măciuci)

  1. club, bludgeon

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