curr

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (archaic, intransitive) To coo like an owl.
  2. (archaic, intransitive) To purr like a cat.

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. i 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 (1998), “curr”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 48
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “curr”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 48
  3. ^ Çabej, E. 1976a. Studime Gjuhësore I, Studime Etimologjike në Fushë të Shqipes, A-O. Prishtinë: Rilindja, p.96