See also: chavo, chavó, and čhavo

RomaniEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀙𑀸𑀯 (chāva), from Sanskrit *छाप (chāpa). Cognate with Pali chāpa (the young of an animal) and Marathi छावा (chāvā, cub).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃʰaˈvo/, /ɕaˈvo/, /ʃaˈvo/, /ʃaʊ/

NounEdit

ćhavo m anim (plural ćhave)

  1. (International Standard)
    1. Romani boy
      Synonyms: (Romani man) rrom, (Romani woman) rromni, (Romani girl) ćhaj
      Antonyms: (gadje man) gaʒo, (gadje woman) gaʒi, (gadje boy) raklo, (gadje girl) rakli
    2. kid
    3. son

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Caló: chavó
    • Catalan: xaval
    • Spanish: chaval
  • Welsh Romani: čavo
  • English: chav (possibly)
  • Hungarian: csávó
  • German: Chabo
  • Romanian: șau
  • Russian: чувак (čuvak) (possibly)

ReferencesEdit

  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “čhavó”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press, page 275
  • Yūsuke Sumi (2018), “ćhavo”, in ニューエクスプレス ロマ(ジプシー)語 [New Express Romani (Gypsy)] (in Japanese), Tokyo: Hakusuisha, →ISBN, pages 22, 50