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EtymologyEdit

From Byzantine Greek ἀθίγγανος (athínganos), (Ἀθίγγανος (Ἀthínganos)), ultimately from either the name of a Christian sect[1] or a word meaning "untouchable" from ἀ- (ἀ-, not) +‎ θιγγάνω (thingáno, to touch)[2][3][4].

NounEdit

τσιγγάνος (tsingánosm (plural τσιγγάνοι, feminine τσιγγάνα)

  1. Gypsy, Gipsy

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2010, Gabriela Brozba, Between reality and myth: A corpus-based analysis of the stereotypic image of some Romanian ethnic minorities, page 42
  2. ^ 2004, Viorel Achim, The Roma in Romanian History (Bucharest), page 9
  3. ^ 2007, Jean-Pierre Liégeois, Roma In Europe, page 17
  4. ^ 1993, Struggling for Ethnic Identity: The Gypsies of Hungary (published by Human Rights Watch), page 1