Tzigane meaning

tsēgȧn
A Gypsy; esp., a Hungarian Gypsy.
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(sometimes offensive) A Hungarian Gypsy (Romani person).
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Origin of tzigane

  • From the Hungarian cigány, which entered English via French. The Hungarian derives from Byzantine Greek τσιγγάνος (tsingános, “Gypsy"). Cognate to Italian zigano and Spanish cíngaro. More broadly, also cognate to German Zigeuner, Italian zingaro, Portuguese cigano, Polish Cygan, Czech Cikán, Russian цыган.
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  • The other major categories of words for the Roma are cognates of Rom (words related to the Romani people's autonyms) and cognates of Gypsy (words related to Egypt); see those entries for more information.
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