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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin crux.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

кри̑ж m (Latin spelling krȋž)

  1. (Croatia, Bosnia) cross, crucifix (also figuratively)

Usage notesEdit

This word, in religious context, is used mainly by Catholic Christians, and consequently generally more common among Croats than Serbs. Orthodoxs (and Serbs generally) tend to prefer the term кр̏ст.

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