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The suffix -ești (pronounced [eʃtʲ], sometimes changed to -ăști [əʃtʲ]) is widespread in Romanian placenames. It is the plural of the possessive suffix -escu, formerly used for patronyms and currently widespread in family names. Obsolete spellings are -esci and -eșci, used for a few decades until the beginning of the 20th century.

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Overall, this ending is part of the names of 14.8% of the Romanian towns and villages (2,038 out of 13,724) and 11.4% of the Moldovan towns and villages (144 out of 1,254). In some areas in Romania, more than half of the placenames have this suffix.

Romania

  • Bucureșci, Hunedoara County
  • București (Bucharest)
  • Comănești
  • Dărăști-Ilfov, Ilfov County
  • Fetești
  • Mărășești
  • Moinești
  • Negrești-Oaș
  • Onești
  • Pitești
  • Ploiești
  • Scornicești
  • Zărnești
  • Moldova

  • Fălești
  • Florești
  • Hîncești
  • Mălăiești, Transnistria
  • Șoldănești
  • Telenești
  • Vulcănești
  • References

    -ești Wikipedia


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