rușine

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Compare Latin roseus. Probably from the verb rușina, itself from roși (turn red, blush), from roșu. Other explanations derive it from a Latin root *rosinus ("rose-colored"), *russionem or *rosionem. May possibly be also from a Romanian *rușiciune, from roși.

Noun[edit]

rușine f (plural rușini)

  1. shame, disgrace
  2. embarrassment
  3. shyness

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