RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Substratum word, akin to Albanian katund (northern/Gheg variant katûn), or possibly derived from it. Probably of native Balkanic, possibly Illyrian origin, and ultimately Indo-European but it is a much-disputed word with numerous and varied attempted etymologies. It is also found in many Balkan Slavic languages, such as Serbo-Croatian katun (hamlet of shepherds), traditionally associated with Vlachs, Bulgarian katun, katunar, etc.

NounEdit

cătun n (plural cătune)

  1. hamlet
  2. small village/parish

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