apuca etymology

Romanian word apuca comes from Latin aucupor

Detailed word origin of apuca

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
aucupor Latin (lat) I catch or take bees.. I chase, strive for; I am on the lookout, lie in wait or watch for.. I go bird-catching or fowling.
apuca Romanian (ron) (reflexive, figurative) to start to (do something), begin to (undertake something, endeavor to). (reflexive, figurative) to undertake (a task), endeavor to, occupy oneself with, busy oneself with. To grab, grip, grasp, seize.