крњ

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *krъnъ (whence also dialectal Russian корный (kórnyj), Czech krniti (to cut)). Cognate with Latvian kurls (deaf).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

кр̏њ (definite кр̏њӣ, comparative кр̏њӣ, Latin spelling kȑnj)

  1. truncated, cut off
  2. incomplete
    крњи текст ― incomplete text
  3. defective, damaged
    крњи зуб ― broken tooth
  4. idiomatic and figurative meanings
    крњи парламен(а)т ― a rump parliament
    крња реченица ― an elliptical sentence
    крњи стожац/конус ― a truncated cone

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References[edit]

  • крњ” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Речник српскохрватскога књижевног језика (1990, Друго фототипско издање), Матица српска, Matica hrvatska (Нови Сад, Zagreb), volume 3, page 81