pedestru

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pedester, pedestrem. Generally considered a later borrowing because it conserved the intervocalic 'd' and even so, did not diphthongize the feminine to an expected *pedeastră. However, despite these problems, its presence in Aromanian and the existence of the popular/folk senses found in southern and western Transylvania, as well as its documentation as far back as the mid 17th century indicate that it may have been an inherited word.[1]

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pedestru m, n (feminine singular pedestră, masculine plural pedeștri, feminine and neuter plural pedestre)

  1. (rare, dated) pedestrian, on foot
  2. (regional, Transylvania, popular) crippled, maimed, disabled
  3. (regional, popular, pejorative, archaic) stupid, dumb, lacking intelligence; simple, prosaic, dull

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pedestru m (plural pedeștri)

  1. (today rare or archaic) pedestrian, walker
  2. (dated) infantryman, foot soldier

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References[edit]

  1. ^ pedestru in DEX online - Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language), 2004-2017