cruța

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Probably a substratum word. Other theories include a Vulgar Latin root *curtiāre ("cut"), from Latin curtāre, *cruciāre ("cross"), from crux or *curatiāre; alternatively, there may be a connection with Slavic krotiti (compare ocroti). Compare also the likely related Albanian kursej ‎(save, save up, spare, put aside).

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 oneself

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