ciumă

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See also: ciumã

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Latin cyma, from Ancient Greek κῦμα (kûma, swell, wave, billow). The meaning was probably derived from the swellings from diseases such as the bubonic plague. Compare also Aromanian ciumã (peak, summit), which has a meaning shared by most other Romance languages.

Noun[edit]

ciumă f (plural ciume)

  1. plague, pest, pestilence

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