keras

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Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *k(ʷ)er(H)-. Cognate with Common Slavic *kory ‎(root) and Latvian cȩrs ‎(bush, knotty root of a tree).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kẽras m ‎(plural kerai) stress pattern 4

  1. bush, shrub
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *ker-, *kēr-, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷer-. Cognate with Proto-Slavic *čarъ ‎(magic, sorcery).

Noun[edit]

kẽras m ‎(plural kerai) stress pattern 4

  1. divination, sorcery, enchantment
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • keras in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė
  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 78f; 237