журавль

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журавль

Etymology[edit]

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 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 żuraw, Serbo-Croatian ждра̑л, ждрӓо, жѐра̄в, Slovak žeriav, Slovene žerjàv, Upper Sorbian žoraw, Lower Sorbian žorawa, Ukrainian журавель (žuravelʹ).

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Noun[edit]

жура́вль (žurávlʹm anim, m inan

  1. (animate) crane (bird)
  2. (inanimate) crane, sweep, lever arm

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