červený

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Panslavic; Old Czech črvený is 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 červ (worm)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

červený m (comparative červenější, superlative nejčervenější)

  1. red

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007, Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, edition Version 1.0 (in Czech), Prague: Leda:

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *čьrvenъ, passive participle of *čьrviti (to dye red), from *čьrvь (worm), certain worms being used to manufacture red dye.

Adjective[edit]

červený m

  1. red

Declension[edit]