cruța

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Probably a substratum word. Other theories include a Latin root *curtiāre ("cut"), *cruciāre ("cross") or *curatiāre or a connection with Slavic krotiti (compare ocroti).

Verb[edit]

a cruța (third-person singular present cruță, past participle cruțat1st conj.

  1. to spare, pardon, forgive
  2. to take care of oneself/health, not overwork onself

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