krnj

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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]

kȑnj (definite kȑnjī, comparative kȑnjī, Cyrillic spelling кр̏њ)

  1. truncated, cut off
  2. incomplete
    krnji tekst ― incomplete text
  3. defective, damaged
    krnji zub ― broken tooth
  4. idiomatic and figurative meanings
    krnji parlamen(a)t ― a rump parliament
    krnja rečenica ― an elliptical sentence
    krnji stožac/konus ― a truncated cone

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Quotations[edit]

References[edit]

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