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EtymologyEdit

Probably from a Vulgar Latin root *centipollium, from Latin centipellium, centipellio (third stomach of a ruminant) < centum + pellium, as bagpipes were made from animal stomachs. Compare also Italian centopelle (tripe). Alternatively but less likely from the variant form cimpoaie, perhaps from an earlier *șimpoaie and this from Latin symphonia (compare Italian zampogna, Piedmontese čamporña) or Hungarian csimpolya, which seems more likely to have come from the Romanian word instead.

NounEdit

cimpoi n (plural cimpoaie)

  1. bagpipe
  2. stomach of a ruminant
  3. bellows

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