sprânceană

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Etymology[edit]

From a Vulgar Latin root *supercenna, from *supergenna, formed from a confusion of Latin supercilia and gena (whence came Romanian geană- "eyelash"), or from supercilia with influence from geană within Romanian, analogous to the original Latin deriving from super ("above") + cilia ("eyelash"). Compare Spanish sobreceño. The Romanian word developed a nasal infix, similarly to Portuguese sobrancelha; compare also the Aromanian equivalent sprindzeanã. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sprɨnˈtʃjænə]

Noun[edit]

sprânceană f (plural sprâncene)

  1. eyebrow

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian Explanatory Dictionary