zingaro

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian.

Noun[edit]

zingaro (plural zingaros or zingari)

  1. (archaic) A Gypsy.

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dissimilated form of earlier zingano, most likely from a Greek term meaning "untouchable". Compare the modern Greek designations Τσιγγάνοι (Tsingánoi), Αθίγγανοι (Athínganoi), τσιγγάνος (tsingános).[1][2][3] Cognate to German Zigeuner.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡sin.ɡa.ro/, [ˈt̪͡s̪iŋɡär̺o̞], /ˈd͡zin.ɡa.ro/, [ˈd̪͡z̪iŋɡär̺o̞]
  • Hyphenation: zìn‧ga‧ro

Noun[edit]

zingaro m (plural zingari, feminine zingara)

  1. A Gypsy.
  2. (offensive) A scruffy or slovenly person.
  3. tinker

Adjective[edit]

zingaro m (feminine singular zingara, masculine plural zingari, feminine plural zingare)

  1. Gypsy (attributive)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004, Viorel Achim, The Roma in Romanian History (Bucharest), page 9
  2. ^ 2007, Jean-Pierre Liégeois, Roma In Europe, page 17
  3. ^ 1993, Struggling for Ethnic Identity: The Gypsies of Hungary (published by Human Rights Watch), page 1

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