anina

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a Vulgar Latin root *annināre (to rock), from *ninna (cradle), from an infantile sound. Compare Italian ninnare (lull or rock to sleep), Romansh niner (to rock), Occitan nina, Albanian ninuljë. This verb refers to hanging something in an unfixed way, allowing it to rock or dangle, in contrast to the meaning of agăța. See also nineri and nani (word used to lull infants to sleep in a lullaby).

Verb[edit]

a anina (third-person singular present anină, past participle aninat1st conj.

  1. to hook; to hang (up)

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