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From Bucur(a male given name) +‎ -ești(patronymic or placename suffix). Bucur is the legendary shepherd who is said to have founded the city: his name is often considered to be related to bucurie(joy) and bucura(to become glad), either of Albanian or Dacian origin, but it may alternatively be derived from a lost word in Romanian relating to pastoral life, ultimately linked to Latin būculus(young bullock, steer), diminutive of bōs(ox, cow). Compare Old French bugle, French beugler.[1]


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Proper noun[edit]

București m (definite nominative and accusative Bucureștiul, definite genitive and dative Bucureștiului, vocative Bucureștiule)

  1. Bucharest (capital of Romania)

Derived terms[edit]

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  1. ^ bucura in Alexandru Ciorănescu, Dicționarul etimologic român, Tenerife: Universidad de la Laguna, 1958-66.