крст

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Macedonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

крст ‎(krstm

  1. cross

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *krьstъ, ultimately from Latin crux (cruci), "cross, stake" or crio "torment". The Slavic suffix "t" is possibly influenced by Ancient Greek Χριστός ‎(Khristós).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

кр̏ст m ‎(Latin spelling kȑst)

  1. (Serbia, Bosnia) cross, crucifix (also figuratively)

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Usage notes[edit]

This word, in religious context, is used mainly by Orthodox Christians, and consequently generally more common among Serbs than Croats. Catholics (and Croats generally) tend to prefer the term кри̑ж.

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