čar

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *čȃrъ, čȃrь (Russian чары (čáry), Polish czar), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷer- (to do, make, build) (Sanskrit करोति (karoti), Lithuanian kùrti). Slavic forms with čar- (compare čárati) presuppose a nominal lengthened-grade derivation, i.e. Proto-Balto-Slavic *kēr- (Lithuanian kẽras (charm, magic)). Serbo-Croatian i-stem is probably an archaism - lengthened grade is expected in PIE root nouns which yield Balto-Slavic i-stems. PIE root probably already had magical connotations, i.e. denoting remote action by magical means. First attested in the 16th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

čȃr m (Cyrillic spelling ча̑р)

  1. charm, allure
  2. spell, magic

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Udi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Armenian ճառ (čaṙ).

Noun[edit]

čar

  1. oration

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