drivo

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Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

drivo (uncountable, accusative drivon)

  1. the act of drifting
  2. drift (as in genetic drift, continental drift, etc.)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ikavian reflex of earlier *drěvo, by liquid metathesis from Proto-Slavic *dervo, from Proto-Indo-European *dóru.

Noun[edit]

drȋvo n

  1. (archaic, regional, Chakavian) wood, lumber, tree
    • 15th century, Marko Marulić, Slavić:
      Šesto rugo i psovan'ja,
      pljuske, biče i pljuvan'ja,
      tarn, žuč, ocat prikovan'ja
      g drivu križa kad podni.
    • 1536, Petar Zoranić, Planine:
      Ni me već slajaše gracka plemenita razbluda, ni u ničemur utihe najti mogah, samo lipost ona i mlajahna srdačca tvrdost i pram meni nemilost vazda mi srdačce griziše pravo i ne jinako neg kako sam po sebi u drivu stvoren črvak vlastito drivo grize i ji, tako nesmerna želja sama po sebi u misli mojoj stvorena sama sebe prez pristanka griziše.
    • 1684, Pavao Ritter Vitezović, Odiljenje sigetsko:
      Bog vam hoće dati pokoj večni, amen.
      Srce se obrati me v drivo i kamen!

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