Most likely from Vulgar Latin *pistālia, from Late Latin pistāre < Latin pinsō (“stamp, pound, crush”); also hypothesized to be (due to the -aie ending) from various other possible Latin sources, including *quassitālia, from quassāre, or *pyxitālia, from pyxis. Akin to Albanian bishtajë, which is probably of Latin origin itself, and less likely a substratum term. Compare also Aromanian pãstalje.
păstaie f (plural păstăi)
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