sterp

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly ultimately from Byzantine Greek στέριφος (stériphos). Alternatively, it may be derived from a Vulgar Latin root *exstirpus or *extirpus. Compare Aromanian sterpu. Compare Albanian shterp, shterpë, probably from the same source, and Venetian sterpa, Friulian sterpe.

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Adjective[edit]

sterp m, n (feminine singular stearpă, masculine plural sterpi, feminine and neuter plural sterpe)

  1. desolate, lifeless, barren
  2. sterile, infertile

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