zingaro

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian.

NounEdit

zingaro (plural zingaros or zingari)

  1. (archaic) A Gypsy.

ItalianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Most likely from a Greek term meaning "untouchable"; compare the modern Greek designations Τσιγγάνοι (Tsingánoi), Αθίγγανοι (Athínganoi).[1][2][3] Cognate to German Zigeuner.

NounEdit

zingaro m (plural zingari) (feminine: zingara)

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. Gypsy (attributive)

ReferencesEdit

  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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