potârniche

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Romanian[edit]

potârniche

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *quoturnīc(u)la, diminutive of Latin cōturnīx ‘quail’. The change from c to qu is the reverse process as that seen in e.g. quandō > când; the change qu to p is normal, e.g. aqua > apă. Compare Aromanian piturniclji.

Noun[edit]

potârniche f ‎(plural potârnichi)

  1. partridge (a bird of the genera Perdix or Alectoris)