krybe

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *krũba, cognate to Greek κρύπτω (krýpto, to hide), Lithuanian kráuti (to pile up), Proto-Slavic *kryti 'to cover, to hide'[1].

Noun[edit]

krybe f (indefinite plural krybe, definite singular krybja, definite plural krybet)

  1. oakum, tow

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000, p.199

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse krjúpa, from Proto-Germanic *kreupaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (turn, wind). Compare Swedish krypa, Norwegian krype, Icelandic krjúpa, English creep, Low German krupen, krepen, Dutch kruipen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kryːbə/, [kʰʁ̥yːwə]

Verb[edit]

krybe (imperative kryb, present kryber, past krøb, past participle krøbet, krøben or krøbne, present participle krybende)

  1. crawl
  2. creep
  3. grovel, cringe
  4. shrink