крњ

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *krъnъ (whence also dialectal Russian корный (kórnyj, short), Czech krniti (to cut)). Cognate with Latvian kurls (deaf).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

кр̏њ (definite кр̏њӣ, comparative кр̏њӣ, Latin spelling kȑnj)

  1. truncated, cut off
  2. incomplete
    крњи текстincomplete text
  3. defective, damaged
    крњи зубbroken tooth
  4. idiomatic and figurative meanings
    крњи парламен(а)тa rump parliament
    крња реченицаan elliptical sentence
    крњи стожац/конусa truncated cone

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References[edit]

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