aluneca

RomanianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin lūbricāre, present active infinitive of lūbricō (make slippery). The original form was the now-obsolete lureca as intervocalic -r- and -n- are occasionally mixed in Romanian phonological evolution (cf. senin from serēnus and mărunt from minūtus). The -b- in the Latin consonant cluster -br- usually disappears in transitioning to Romanian (cf. faur < fabrum, fior < febris, and fereca < fabricāre).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.lu.neˈka/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Hyphenation: a‧lu‧ne‧ca

VerbEdit

a aluneca (third-person singular present alunecă, past participle alunecat1st conj.

  1. to slip
  2. to slide, glide

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