searbăd

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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly a substratum connection with Albanian tharbët (sour, acrid) or derived from Albanian. Nevertheless, the final voiceless dental plosive [t] is usually retained in derivations from Albanian just like in Romanian sat, from Old Romanian fsat, most likely from Albanian fshat. The result in final [d] may be explained by an analogy to the non-productive adjectival suffix -ed, from Latin -idus, -idum, as in Romanian fraged.

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AdjectiveEdit

searbăd m or n (feminine singular searbădă, masculine plural serbezi, feminine and neuter plural serbede)

  1. tasteless, flat, insipid, dull, tame

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