poporan

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From popor +‎ -an, or possibly from a Vulgar Latin populānus, from Latin populus (compare Italian popolano). Alternatively, an early borrowing from the Italian. However, it has been attested since the early 17th century and may be a popular or hereditary term.

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poporan m (plural poporani)

  1. (dated, regional) parishioner
  2. (obsolete) peasant, villager, or member of the population in general

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poporan m or n (feminine singular poporană, masculine plural poporani, feminine and neuter plural poporane)

  1. (dated, archaic, popular) popular, of the common people
  2. a supporter of poporanism, a populist socio-political movement stressing the peasantry and farmers as the backbone of social development

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