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EtymologyEdit

A variation of îndrea, from Latin Andreās, from Ancient Greek Ἀνδρέας (Andréas). The holy day of St. Andrew (more commonly known as Sfântul Andrei in Romanian) is on 30 November, and in popular Romanian his name became associated with the following month, which starts a day after. Compare folk Galician san Andrés (November or December), Old Sardinian sant-andria, santandria (November), also Aromanian andreu. The meaning of "needle" may be due to the custom of knitting stockings for St. Andrew's day (November 30), but compare andrea.

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NounEdit

undrea f (plural undrele)

  1. Alternative form of andrea (knitting needle; December)