aușel

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Probably from auș (old man) + diminutive suffix -el. Other ideas suggest Vulgar Latin *aucellus "small bird" (compare Italian uccello, French oiseau) < Latin avis, but this is harder to explain due to phonetic difficulties as well as the reason why a general term for bird would apply to a specific species.

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aușel m (plural aușei)

  1. kinglet (Regulus regulus, syn. Regulus cristatus)
  2. penduline tit (Remiz pendulinus)

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