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From Romanian Bistrița, from Slavic (compare Slovak bystrica (swift creek).

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Bistrița

  1. The capital city of Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania.
    • 2013, Lucy Mallows, Transylvania (Bradt Guides)‎[1], 2nd edition, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 135:
      Bistrița lies in northern Transylvania on the Bistrița River, in a region of hills covered with orchards.
  2. A river in Romania; a tributary of the Siret.
    Synonyms: Bistrița Aurie, Bistrița River
    • 1934 April, Henrietta Allen Holmes, “The Spell of Romania”, in National Geographic Magazine[2], volume LXV, number 4, Washington, D.C., →ISSN, →OCLC, page 436:
      One afternoon, while descending the eastern slopes of the Carpathians, following the northern Bistrița River, we came upon a tiny village of three or four houses, where a wedding was being celebrated.
    • 1962, The Carpathians:
      Its white blocks of limestone suggest the ruins of a citadel guarding the narrow valley of the Bistrița. The landscapes here are of great beauty and the traveller can enjoy the comfort of the chalet near Pietrele Doamnei as well.
    • 1990, Georgina Harding, In Another Europe: A Journey to Romania (Hodder & Stoughton)‎[3], →ISBN, →OCLC, page 90:
      Over a pass the road ran down into Moldavia along the course of the Bistrița river.
    • 2013, Lucy Mallows, Transylvania (Bradt Guides)‎[4], 2nd edition, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 135:
      Bistrița lies in northern Transylvania on the Bistrița River, in a region of hills covered with orchards.

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Borrowed from Old Church Slavonic бꙑстрица (bystrica), from бꙑстръ (bystrŭ, quick) +‎ -ица (-ica), from Proto-Slavic *bystrъ.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbistrit͡sa/
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Bistrița f

  1. A city in Bistrița-Năsăud, Romania
  2. A village in Hinova, Mehedinți, Romania
  3. A village in Alexandru cel Bun, Neamț, Romania
  4. A village in Costești, Vâlcea, Romania