"zmeură"

Translation:raspberry

November 22, 2016

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ebatdorf

It reminds me of "zmeu" (dragon-like creature of Romanian folklore). Sadly, "The relation with Romanian zmeură ‘raspberry’ has been deemed to be possible, but rather unlikely, by Alexandru Ciorănescu" (Wikipedia page on the Zmeu).

December 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/potestasity

"zmeu" is also the Romanian word for "kite".

December 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ebatdorf

So, a raspberry-colored zmeu-dragon is flying a kite. I shall not forget this word, now! Haha, Thanks, friend!

December 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam723451

Cu placere!

September 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Luvlinguae

In Russian, the word for snake is zmeya. I wonder if that could be an association with the kite.

July 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IVIatjam

It sounds like the girl is making a raspberry when she says this word...

November 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Richlogos

From the Greek σμέουρο (sméouro). Romanian is like an organic Esperanto, it's so diverse in its etymologies.

May 8, 2019
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