murg

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch merg.

Noun[edit]

murg (??? please provide the plural!)

  1. marrow

Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *murga, from *morHgʷo, from Proto-Indo-European *(h₂)merHgʷ- (compare Old English mierce ‘darkness’, Lithuanian márgas ‘multicolored’, Ancient Greek ἀμορβός (amorbós) ‘dark’).

Adjective[edit]

murg m (feminine murge)

  1. dark, grey

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Latin monachus.

Noun[edit]

murg m

  1. monk

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a pre-Roman (Balkans) substratum word, akin to Albanian murgash. The word seems to also coincide with several similar words in nearby Slavic languages, such as Bulgarian мург(ав) (murg(av)), but the relation between them is unclear. Other less probable theories have included a Greek root *μουριϰος, perhaps through a Latin intermediate *moricus, instead of morulus, or a Greek root ἀμόργη ("remains of olives") through Latin amurca. However, the fact that it is present in the other Eastern Romance languages such as Aromanian murgu and Megleno-Romanian murg, and is paired with an initial 'a' to form the related word amurg, seems to indicate it is probably an old and inherited word of some kind (compare acasă, afund, aminte), rather than a later Slavic borrowing. Nonetheless, the exact source is as of yet uncertain.[1]

Adjective[edit]

murg

  1. reddish-black
  2. ash-coloured
  3. generally, dark-coloured

Noun[edit]

murg n

  1. dusk (see amurg)
  2. a dark-coloured horse (plural murgi)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian Explanatory Dictionary