цирей

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an earlier Bulgarian чи́рей (čírej), from Proto-Slavic *čirьjь. Equivalent to чир (čir, ulcer) (dialectal) +‎ -ей (-ej). Cognate with Serbo-Croatian чи̏р (ulcer), Slovene čȋr, čirȃj, Russian чи́рий (čírij), Ukrainian чи́р (čýr), чи́ряк (čýrjak), Polish сzуrеk.

Possibly a wanderwort found also in Greek σκίρρος (skírros, callus), Turkic (compare Turkish çirik (pus))

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ци́рей (círejm

  1. carbuncle, boil, abscess
    Synonyms: гно́йна ра́на (gnójna rána), абсце́с (abscés)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • цирей in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • цирей in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Čitanka.Info)