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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *čȃrъ, čȃrь (Russian ча́ры ‎(čáry), Polish czar), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷer- ‎(to do, make, build) (Sanskrit करोति ‎(karóti), Lithuanian kùrti). Slavic forms with čar- (compare čárati) presuppose a nominal lengthened-grade derivation, i.e. Proto-Balto-Slavic *kēr- (Lithuanian kẽras ‎(charm, magic)). Serbo-Croatian i-stem is probably an archaism - lengthened grade is expected in PIE root nouns which yield Balto-Slavic i-stems. PIE root probably already had magical connotations, i.e. denoting remote action by magical means. First attested in the 16th century.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

čȃr m ‎(Cyrillic spelling ча̑р)

  1. charm, allure
  2. spell, magic

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