крея

BulgarianEdit

 
Крея (рибарка)
 
Крея (чайка)
 
Крея (рибояд)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *krěja/*křaja, probably of onomatopoeic origin. Cognate with Serbo-Croatian кре́ја (jay, shriek).

Compare also Russian кра́чка (kráčka, tern).

NounEdit

кре́я (kréjaf

  1. (dialectal) type of seabird:
    tern (genus Sterna)
    Synonym: (standard) риба́рка (ribárka)
    seagull, mew (genus Larus)
    Synonym: (standard) ча́йка (čájka)
    (in Western dialects) gannet, booby (genus Morus)
    Synonym: (standard) рибоя́д (ribojád)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1979) , “края, крея”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 2, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 727