Last modified on 18 October 2013, at 13:55

căldăraș

RomanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Ultimately from Late Latin cardellus, from Latin carduelis, from carduus; the original (expected) descendant form in Romanian, *cărdel, was later suffixed with the ending -aș, and also changed due to a mistaken association with the unrelated căldare. Compare Italian cardello, cardellino, cardelletto, French chardonneret, Spanish cardelina.

NounEdit

căldăraș m (plural căldărași)

  1. (popular) bullfinch (bird)

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

căldare +‎ -aș

NounEdit

căldăraș m (plural căldărași)

  1. (rare) worker who cleans slag or dross from the container used in pouring steel while casting, and who places the funnel on