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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *krъnъ (whence also dialectal Russian корный ‎(kórnyj, short), 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

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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
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