журавель

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From Middle Ukrainian журавлин (žuravlyn, crane), журавлинъ (žuravlynъ, crane), журавлиноє (žuravlynoje, crane), журавовъ (žuravovъ, crane), from Old East Slavic жеравие (žeravie), жеравець (žeravecĭ), жеравлины (žeravliny), жералины (žeraliny), жеравлиныя (žeravlinyja), жералиныя (žeralinyja), from Proto-Slavic *žeravjь, from Proto-Indo-European *gerh₂- (to call hoarsely). Proto-Slavic *žeravъ is also interpreted as the fusion of Proto-Indo-European *ger-, *gera- (crane) and Proto-Indo-European *awis, *h₂éwis (bird). See Proto-Indo-European *gerh₂-.

Compare Russian журавль (žuravlʹ), Belarusian журавель (žuravjelʹ), жораў (žoraŭ), Bulgarian жерав (žerav), Church Slavonic жєравль (žeravlĭ), Czech jeřáb, Old Czech žeřáv, Macedonian жерав (žerav), Old East Slavic журавь, жеравль, Polish żurav, Serbo-Croatian ждра̑л, ждрӓо, жѐра̄в, Slovak žeriav, Slovene žerjàv, Upper Sorbian žoraw, Lower Sorbian žorawa.

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жураве́ль (žuravélʹm anim (genitive журавля́, nominative plural журавлі́)

  1. crane (bird)
  2. a device for raising water from a well consisting of a bucket suspended from a counterweighted pivot; shadoof
  3. a folk dance, imitating the crane (bird)

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