cigano

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Byzantine Greek Αθίγγανος (Athínganos), via languages such as Russian and Polish.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /t͡siˈɡano/
  • Hyphenation: ci‧ga‧no
  • Rhymes: -ano

Noun[edit]

cigano (accusative singular ciganon, plural ciganoj, accusative plural ciganojn)

  1. Gypsy

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French cigain, from Byzantine Greek Αθίγγανος (Athínganos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /siˈɡɐ̃.nu/, [siˈɡɐ̃.nu]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /siˈɡɐ.nu/, [siˈɣɐ.nu]

  • Hyphenation: ci‧ga‧no

Adjective[edit]

cigano m (feminine singular cigana, masculine plural ciganos, feminine plural ciganas, comparable)

  1. (not comparable) Gypsy (relating to Gypsies)
  2. (Portugal, derogatory) swindler (a person who swindles, cheats or defrauds)

Noun[edit]

cigano m (plural ciganos, feminine cigana, feminine plural ciganas)

  1. Gypsy (member of an itinerant people of Europe and the Americas)
  2. (uncountable) the language of the Gypsies

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