albastru

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From a Vulgar Latin root *albaster, albastrum, derived from Latin albus (white). Compare Daco-Romanian albastru.

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albastru (feminine albastrã, masculine plural albashtri, feminine plural albastri/albastre)

  1. light blue; azure

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Etymology[edit]

From a Vulgar Latin root *albaster, albastrum, derived from Latin albus (white). Probably originally referred to the whiteness in a lightly clouded sky[1]. See also the formations in Italian biancastro (whitish), nerastro (blackish), French blanchâtre (whitish), noirâtre (blackish) (with the suffixes -astro and -âtre deriving from Latin -astrum, accusative singular of -aster[2]). Compare also Italian albastrello.

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albastru m, n (feminine singular albastră, masculine plural albaștri, feminine and neuter plural albastre)

  1. blue
  2. (figuratively) blue, sad

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