Re: The Status of the Word "iorgan"
Finally, I have found your word in a "Dictionary of Archaisms and Regionalisms" (Gh. Bulgăr and Gh. Constantinescu, Bucureşti, 2007). It is old and it does refer as you said to "plapumă" or a kind of handmade carpet peasants use in their carriage/wagon. The one who used to make 'iorgane' was 'iorgangiu', similar to 'plapumă' - plăpumar'. You can't find these two crafts nowadays.
It is not a Moldavian word, banifatich! I am from the southern part of this region and I use 'plapumă' while my grandma used 'plapumă', too.
Last edited by irinet; 20th October 2013 at 11:50 AM.
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