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журавль

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Ukrainian журавлин (žuravlyn, crane), журавлинъ (žuravlynʺ, crane), журавлиное (žuravlynoe, crane), журавовъ (žuravovʺ, crane), from Old East Slavic жеравие (žeravie), жеравець (žeravecĭ), жеравлины (žeravliny), жералины (žeraliny), жеравлиныя (žeravlinyja), жералиныя (žeralinyja), from Proto-Slavic *žeravjь, from Proto-Indo-European *gerh₂- (to call hoarsely). *žeravъ is also interpreted as the fusion of Proto-Indo-European *ger-, *gera- (crane) and *awis, *h₂éwis (bird). See *gerh₂-.

Compare Belarusian журавель (žuravjelʹ), жораў (žóraŭ), Bulgarian жерав (žerav), Church Slavonic жеравль (žeravlĭ), Czech jeřáb, Old Czech žeřáv, Macedonian жерав (žerav), Old East Slavic журавь, жеравль, Polish żuraw, Serbo-Croatian ždral, Serbo-Croatian ждра̑л, ждрӓо, жѐра̄в, Slovak žeriav, Slovene žerjàv, Upper Sorbian žoraw, Lower Sorbian žorawa, Ukrainian журавель (žuravelʹ).

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NounEdit

жура́вль (žurávlʹm anim or m inan (genitive журавля́, nominative plural журавли́, genitive plural журавле́й)

  1. (animate) crane (bird)
  2. (inanimate) crane, sweep, lever arm

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