falcă

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See also: falcã

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from fălci (plural), from Latin falx, falcem ("sickle"), or through a Vulgar Latin form *falca; compare Aromanian falcã; change in meaning, due to the shape of the mandible, also in Albanian felqinë ‎(jaw). Compare also Sardinian cavanu ‎(jaw) and cavana ‎(sickle). Latin maxilla ‎(jaw) gave Romanian măsea ‎(molar). Cf. also the original single form falce, now a regional term and with a different meaning. [1]

Noun[edit]

falcă f ‎(plural fălci)

  1. jaw

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dex.ro/falc%C4%83