From sollozo, or from Vulgar Latin *suggluttiāre, from an alteration of singultare (with influence from gluttīre), from Latin singultus. It is uncertain whether the verb or the noun is the base root in Vulgar Latin; it may be more likely that the verb is a derivative of the noun sugglutium (attested in some glosses), which itself may be derived from or related to sugglutiō, sugglutīre. Compare Portuguese soluçar, Romanian sughița, also Italian singhiozzare.
- to sob
- Rule: z becomes a c before e.