See also: črven

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *čьrvenъ, which is a passive participle of *čьrviti (dye using červec), where červec is a kind of worm used as a red dye (compare cȓv (worm)).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tsřʋen/
  • Hyphenation: cr‧ven

AdjectiveEdit

cr̀ven (definite cr̀venī, comparative crveniji, Cyrillic spelling цр̀вен)

  1. red
    upali crveno sv(j)etloswitch to red light
    sm(ij)em piti/da pijem crveno vinoI' m allowed to drink red wine"
    kosa joj je oprana, usne crvene, a zubi b(ij)eliher hair is washed, her lips are red, and her teeth are white
    stisni crveno dugmepush the red button
    crveni su opet ugrabili vlast na izborimacommunists have won the elections again
  2. ruddy, rubicund
    crveni obraziruddy cheeks
  3. gules
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the adjective cr̀ven (red).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tsr̂ʋeːn/
  • Hyphenation: cr‧ven

NounEdit

cȑvēn f (Cyrillic spelling цр̏ве̄н)

  1. red (color, or something red-colored)
  2. (feminine) the red color
    moja omiljena boja je crvenamy favorite color is red
  3. scarlet fever
  4. (colloquial) revolutionary, Red
    crveni se pregrupiraju na granicithe Reds are regrouping at the border
  5. (masculine) a Red Army soldier (or other people's army)
  6. (masculine, derogatory) sympathizer or a member of extreme left; a communist
DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Serbo-Croatian · boje / боје (layout · text)
     bijel, beo
бијел, бео
     siv, sinji
сив, сињи
     crn
црн
             crven, rumen
црвен, румен
             narandžast, narančast
наранџаст, наранчаст; smeđ, braon
смеђ, браон
             žut
жут; žut
жут
             zelen
зелен
             zelen
зелен
            
             tirkizan (cijan)
тиркизан (цијан); tirkizan
тиркизан
             plav
плав
             modar
модар
             ljubičast
љубичаст; modar (indigo)
модар (индиго)
             ljubičast (magenta)
љубичаст (магента); ljubičast
љубичаст
             ružičast, roza
ружичаст, роза

ReferencesEdit

  • crven” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • crven”, in Речник српскохрватскога књижевног језика (in Serbo-Croatian), volume 6, Друго фототипско издање edition, Нови Сад, Загреб: Матица српска, Матица хрватска, 1967–1976, published 1990, page 812