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EtymologyEdit

Probably from metathesis of an Old Catalan *eroneta, from a Vulgar Latin *hirundĭtta, a diminutive of Latin hirundō, hirundine[1]. The suffix may have also been an internal formation within early Catalan: compare the different suffixes used in nearby Romance cognates: Occitan ironda, randoleta, irondela, Spanish golondrina, Portuguese andorinha, French hirondelle, Italian rondine, cf. also Romanian rândunea, rândunică.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

oreneta f (plural orenetes)

  1. swallow (bird)

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