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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.



From Proto-Balto-Slavic *kr(o)uʔ-, from Proto-Indo-European *kruH-.

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian kráuju, króviau, kráuti, Latvian kraũt, kraũnu, kraũju, krãvu; Lithuanian krūvà, Latvian krava, krauja, also Latvian krūtiês, krujuôs, krūjuôs.

Indo-European cognates include Ancient Greek κρύπτω (krúptō, I hide, cover, conceal, obscure), Old English hrēodan (to cover), possibly Proto-Germanic *hraukaz, Old Irish crúach.


*kryti impf

  1. to cover, to hide


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