See also: kra, krå, and krą

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare the imitative Proto-Slavic *grajati.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

krá

  1. caw (the harsh cry of a crow)

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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse krá, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *krēaną (to crow). Compare Danish kro sig (brag), English crow.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

krá n (genitive singular krás, plural krá)

InterjectionEdit

krá

  1. animal sound of the crow (kráka), caw

DeclensionEdit

Declension of krá
n4 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative krá kráið krá kráini
accusative krá kráið krá kráini
dative krá, krái kránum kráum kráunum
genitive krás krásins kráa kráanna

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse krá, kró, from Proto-Germanic *kranhō, of uncertain origin, found only in North Germanic; possibly related to *kringaną (to turn).

NounEdit

krá f (genitive singular krár, nominative plural krár)

  1. pub
  2. a quiet corner, nook
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse krá, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *krēaną (to crow). Cognate with Faroese krá. Related to English crow (noun and verb).

InterjectionEdit

krá

  1. (onomatopoeia) caw (representing the sound of a raven or crow)
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Further readingEdit

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “kranho-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 302

SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare the imitative Proto-Slavic *grajati.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

krá

  1. caw (the harsh cry of a crow or a rook)
  2. croak (also the people, to shout or speak nonsense)

Related termsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • vrana kráka krá, krá, krá - the crow makes “caw, caw, caw”

Further readingEdit