See also: soparla and Șopârlă

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Older șopîrlă, influenced by șopîrcăi (to joke, be goofy) and năpârcă (adder), possibly from or cognate to Tosk Albanian shapinj (lizards) (standard Albanian 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.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

șopârlă f (plural șopârle)

  1. lizard

Declension edit

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