ciur

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From Vulgar Latin *cibrum, from Latin crībrum (through dissimilation), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *krey- (to seive). Compare Aromanian tsir; compare also the different dissimilation in French crible and Portuguese crivo. Alternatively from Latin cilibrum, an earlier or archaic form of cribrum (cf. Sardinian chilibru, chiliru), found in Dioscorides' writings[1].

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ciur n (plural ciururi)

  1. sieve, sifter, strainer, screen, tammy, riddle

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