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See also: leagan and leagăn

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AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Either derived from the verb in the second etymology below, or possibly from a Vulgar Latin *lecanis, from Ancient Greek λεκάνη (lekánē). Compare Romanian leagăn.

NounEdit

leagãn n (plural leagãni or leagãne)

  1. cradle
  2. swing

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Either from the above noun or from a Vulgar Latin *liginō, from Latin ligō. Compare Romanian legăna, leagăn.

VerbEdit

leagãn (past participle liginatã)

  1. (reflexive) I rock.
  2. (reflexive) I swing.
  3. (transitive) I rock or dandle a baby.

Related termsEdit