Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *kъňiga.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɲîɡa/
  • Hyphenation: knji‧ga

NounEdit

knjȉga f (Cyrillic spelling књи̏га)

  1. book
  2. (archaic, poetic) scroll, letter, missive
    • 1891, recorded by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, Srpske narodne pjesme:
      On ne nosi tice lastavice, / Veće knjigu od Bogorodice, / Odnese je caru na Kosovo, / Spušta knjigu caru na koleno...
      He bears not a swallow-bird, / But a letter from the Theotokos, / Carries it off to the Tsar on Kosovo, / Lowers the letter upon the Tsar’s knee...

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • knjiga” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *kъňiga.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

knjíga f

  1. book

InflectionEdit

Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. knjíga
gen. sing. knjíge
singular dual plural
nominative knjíga knjígi knjíge
accusative knjígo knjígi knjíge
genitive knjíge knjíg knjíg
dative knjígi knjígama knjígam
locative knjígi knjígah knjígah
instrumental knjígo knjígama knjígami

Derived termsEdit