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Etymology

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Borrowed from Romanian Cluj; see below for more.

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Cluj

  1. (informal or historical) Cluj-Napoca, a capital city of Cluj County, Romania
  2. A county of Romania

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Etymology

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Compare the Hungarian name for the town, Hungarian Kolozsvár(cp. vár), and the German Klausenburg (cp. Burg). Alternative forms in older Romanian include Cluș.

May be derived from a Slavic diminutive of Nicholas, compare Czech Mikluš, ultimately from Ancient Greek Νικόλαος (Nikólaos).

Alternately, may be derived from Latin clausa, clusa, from clausus or clusus through an intermediate; compare the medieval Latin name for the town, Castrum Clus. See also Proto-Slavic *kľũčь (key).

The official name of the city is Cluj-Napoca, with the name of the Roman settlement Napoca added in 1974, but this form is rarely used outside of official contexts.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /kluʒ/
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Proper noun

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Cluj

  1. A county of Transylvania, Romania
  2. (informal or historical) Cluj-Napoca, a capital city of Cluj County, Romania

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