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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Latin -tiō, -tiōnem, and found mostly in certain older Romanian words and constructions (formed before the mid 19th century), or in terms inherited from Latin, and no longer productive. Most modern words or neologisms use the forms -ție or occasionally -țiune.

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-ciune f (plural -ciuni)

  1. (non-productive) roughly equivalent to -tion; was used to form a noun when added to a verb root, describing that action or state related to the verb (also used with adjective roots sometimes)
    a înșela (to deceive) + ‎-ciune → ‎înșelăciune (fraud)
    a ruga (to ask for; to pray) + ‎-ciune → ‎rugăciune (prayer)

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