rață

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See also: rata

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Definite origin uncertain. Possibly a substratum word, akin to Albanian (*ratsa) rosë, or from South Slavic (compare Serbo-Croatian/Slovene raca, Serbian dial. race, Bulgarian rĕca); compare also Friulian raze, Occitan rit, Hungarian réce, Romani ratsoy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrat͡sə/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧ță

Noun[edit]

rață f (plural rațemasculine equivalent rățoi)

  1. duck
  2. (slang) urinal (the portable glass one offered in hospitals, due to its shape)
  3. a folk dance
  4. the music which accompanies the folk dance of the same name.

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