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From Bucur (a male given name) +‎ -ești (patronymic or placename suffix). Bucur is the legendary shepherd who is said to have founded the city: his name is often considered to be related to bucurie (joy) and bucura (to become glad), either of Albanian or Dacian origin, but it may alternatively be derived from a lost word in Romanian relating to pastoral life, ultimately linked to Latin būculus (young bullock, steer), diminutive of bōs (ox, cow). Compare Old French bugle, French beugler.[1]


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  • IPA(key): /bu.kuˈreʃtʲ/
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București m (definite nominative and accusative Bucureștiul, definite genitive and dative Bucureștiului, vocative Bucureștiule)

  1. Bucharest (the capital city of Romania)

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  1. ^ bucura in Alexandru Ciorănescu, Dicționarul etimologic român, Tenerife: Universidad de la Laguna, 1958-66.