ghioc

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Probably from the feminine variant form ghioacă, from Vulgar Latin root *cloca, following metathesis and syncopation of Latin cochlea, or possibly related to găoace (snail, egg, or nut shell), from *gău (from Latin cavum) + suffix -oc.

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ghioc m (plural ghioci)

  1. the cowrie (marine mollusc), or its shell

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