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крњ

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *krъnъ (whence also dialectal Russian корный (kórnyj), Czech krniti (to cut)). Cognate with Latvian kurls (deaf).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

кр̏њ (definite кр̏њӣ, comparative кр̏њӣ, Latin spelling kȑnj)

  1. truncated, cut off
  2. incomplete
    крњи текст — incomplete text
  3. defective, damaged
    крњи зуб — broken tooth
  4. idiomatic and figurative meanings
    крњи парламен(а)т — a rump parliament
    крња реченица — an elliptical sentence
    крњи стожац/конус — a truncated cone

DeclensionEdit

QuotationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • крњ” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Речник српскохрватскога књижевног језика (1990, Друго фототипско издање), Матица српска, Matica hrvatska (Нови Сад, Zagreb), volume 3, page 81