knjiga

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъňiga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɲîɡa/
  • Hyphenation: knji‧ga

Noun[edit]

knjȉga f (Cyrillic spelling књи̏га)

  1. book
    Zatvaram knjigu i gledam kroz prozor.I close the book and look out the window
  2. (archaic, poetic) scroll, letter, missive
    • 1891, recorded by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, Srpske narodne pjesme:
      On ne nosi tice lastavice, / Veće knjigu od Bogorodice, / Odnese je caru na Kosovo, / Spušta knjigu caru na koleno...
      He bears not a swallow-bird, / But a letter from the Theotokos, / Carries it off to the Tsar on Kosovo, / Lowers the letter upon the Tsar’s knee...
    Synonym: pismo

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • knjiga” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъňiga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

knjíga f

  1. book

Inflection[edit]

Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. knjíga
gen. sing. knjíge
singular dual plural
nominative knjíga knjígi knjíge
accusative knjígo knjígi knjíge
genitive knjíge knjíg knjíg
dative knjígi knjígama knjígam
locative knjígi knjígah knjígah
instrumental knjígo knjígama knjígami

Derived terms[edit]