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EtymologyEdit

Formerly ‘bastard’, probably from Proto-Slavic *kopylъ (shoot, sprout; bastard) (compare Ukrainian копил (kopyl) or копиля (kopylja), Serbo-Croatian копиле (kȍpile), Bulgarian ко́пеле (kópele)), from *kopàti (to dig, cultivate). Also borrowed into Albanian kopil, Byzantine Greek κόπελος (kópelos). Alternatively an old ultimately paleo-Balkan substrate word. Compare Aromanian cochil.

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NounEdit

copil m (plural copii, feminine equivalent copilă)

  1. child
    Am doi copii.
    I have two children.

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