șopârlă

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Older șopîrlă, influenced by șopîrcăi (to joke, be goofy) and năpârcă (adder), possibly from or cognate to Albanian (Tosk) shapinj (lizards) (standard zhapinj), plural of shapi (standard zhapi) as a substratum word. Other less likely theories include a derivation of Ancient Greek σήψ (sḗps) or a Latin *sepinula.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

șopârlă f (plural șopârle)

  1. lizard

DeclensionEdit

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