curr

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

curr ‎(third-person singular simple present currs, present participle curring, simple past and past participle curred)

  1. To coo like an owl.
    The owlets hoot, the owlets curr. - William Wordsworth

Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A phonetic and semantic variant of thurr[1].

Verb[edit]

curr ‎(first-person singular past tense curra, participle currur)

  1. to prick up (ears)

Etymology 2[edit]

Either a nominal derivative of curr 'to prick up'[2] or from the same root of Armenian սուր(sur, sword) and Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌿𐍃(hairus)[3].

Noun[edit]

curr m (indefinite plural curra, definite singular curri, definite plural currat)

  1. high rock

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2000) A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Leiden: Brill, page 48
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2000) A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Leiden: Brill, page 48
  3. ^ Çabej, E. 1976a. Studime Gjuhësore I, Studime Etimologjike në Fushë të Shqipes, A-O. Prishtinë: Rilindja, p.96