genune

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Romanian[edit]

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Probably from Latin caerula (pertaining to the sea) (likely through an initial early Romanian form *cerure or *cerură, which underwent changes due to dissimilation and other processes, perhaps derhotacization; see some of the above dialectal or archaic alternative forms such as gerure, which were more conservative in pronunciation); some variants possibly derive from the form caerulea. Another theory instead suggests a Vulgar Latin root *gironem / gyronem, from *gyro (whirlpool), presumably stemming ultimately from Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros)[1].

Noun[edit]

genune f (plural genuni)

  1. (often literary, poetic) chasm, abyss, precipice
  2. (archaic) sea

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