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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Byzantine Greek τσιγγάνος (tsingános, Gypsy), from a word meaning "untouchable".

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цыга́н (cygánm anim (genitive цыга́на, nominative plural цыга́не, genitive plural цыга́н, feminine цыга́нка)

  1. Gypsy, Rom

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  • Usually not considered offensive, the alternative forms: ром (rom), рома́ (romá), ро́ма (róma) are not common or widely accepted, even among Russian speaking Romani people.

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