See also: romanian

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Romanian edition of Wiktionary

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From Romania +‎ -an.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹəʊˈmeɪ.ni.ən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹoʊˈmeɪ.ni.ən/, /ɹəˈmeɪ.ni.ən/
  • (file)
  • (Michigan, Canada) IPA(key): /ɹoˈmɪ.ni.ən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪniən

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Romanian (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to Romania, the Romanian people, or the Romanian language.
    • 2013, Gabriela Pană Dindelegan (ed.), Martin Maiden (consultant ed.), The Grammar of Romanian, Oxford University Press, page 4:
      The oldest Romanian period (also known as Common Romanian, Proto-Romanian, Primitive Romanian) is the period prior to the separation of the four Romanian dialects: a north-Danubian dialect (Daco-Romanian) and three south-Danubian dialects (Aromanian / Macedo-Romanian, Megleno-Romanian, and Istro-Romanian).

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Romanian (countable and uncountable, plural Romanians)

  1. (countable) A native of Romania.
  2. (uncountable) The official language of Romania and Moldova.
  3. (countable, weightlifting slang) Romanian deadlift
    • 2010 March 24, Built, “With the big boyz...”, in IronMag Forums[1]:
      I think there was this one Black guy in there who was practically crying.
      I swear I could hear Sir Mixalot in my head whenever I did Romanians.
    • 2015 April 15, OZ-USF-UFGator, “diract Back work: Are Deadlifts and chin ups enough”, in Starting Strength Forum[2]:
      I did Romanians for a year and worked up to 250 for sets of 5. I couldn't take the DOMS anymore and dropped them.

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  1. genitive singular of Romania