журавель

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From Middle Ukrainian журавлин ‎(žuravlyn, crane), журавлинъ ‎(žuravlynъ, crane), журавлиноє ‎(žuravlynoje, crane), журавовъ ‎(žuravovъ, crane), from Old East Slavic жеравие ‎(žeravie), жеравець ‎(žeravecĭ), жеравлины ‎(žeravliny), жералины ‎(žeraliny), жеравлиныя ‎(žeravlinyja), жералиныя ‎(žeralinyja), from Proto-Slavic *žeravjь, from Proto-Indo-European *gerh₂- ‎(to call hoarsely). Proto-Slavic *žeravъ is also interpreted as the fusion of Proto-Indo-European *ger-, *gera- ‎(crane) and Proto-Indo-European *awis, *h₂éwis ‎(bird). See Proto-Indo-European *gerh₂-.

Compare Russian журавль ‎(žuravlʹ), Belarusian журавель ‎(žuravjelʹ), жораў ‎(žoraŭ), Bulgarian жерав ‎(žerav), Church Slavonic жєравль ‎(žeravlĭ), Czech jeřáb, Old Czech žeřáv, Macedonian жерав ‎(žerav), Old East Slavic журавь, жеравль, Polish żurav, Serbo-Croatian ждра̑л, ждрӓо, жѐра̄в, Slovak žeriav, Slovene žerjàv, Upper Sorbian žoraw, Lower Sorbian žorawa.

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жураве́ль ‎(žuravélʹm anim ‎(genitive журавля́, nominative plural журавлі́)

  1. crane (bird)
  2. a device for raising water from a well consisting of a bucket suspended from a counterweighted pivot; shadoof
  3. a folk dance, imitating the crane (bird)

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