jencu

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See also: jeńcu

Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin juvencus, iuvencus (bullock), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁n̥ḱós, from *h₂yuh₁en- (young). Compare Aromanian giuncu, Romanian junc, Italian giovenco, Spanish and Portuguese juvenco, Galician xuvenco.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɛn.ku/, [ˈjɛ̃ŋkʊ], [ˈʝɛ̃ŋkʊ]
  • Hyphenation: jen‧cu

Noun[edit]

jencu m (plural jenchi, feminine jenca)

  1. calf (young cow or bull); bullock or heifer
    Synonym: viteddu
  2. veal (meat)
    Synonym: viteddu
  3. (figuratively) large and strong boy

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