fluier

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Etymology[edit]

Fuller form in dialectal fluieră, of uncertain or disputed origin; possibly from Latin flātūrālis (adj.) ‘blowing’, from flātūra ‘act of blowing’. Other theories suggest a Vulgar Latin root *flibula, from fibula (compare sense of flute in Latin tibia), or a derivative of the related verb fluiera, or a substratum word. Alternatively, it may be of originally imitative origin. Compare Aromanian fluiarã. Borrowed as Albanian flojere, Greek φλογέρα ‎(flogéra).[1]

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fluier n ‎(plural fluiere)

  1. whistle; pipe (a sort of flute)
  2. (popular) tibia, shinbone

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  1. ^ http://www.dex.ro/fluier