knjiga

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъniga.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

knjȉga f (Cyrillic spelling књи̏га)

  1. book
  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...

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • knjiga” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъniga, cognate with Russian книга ‎(kniga).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

knjíga f ‎(genitive knjíge, nominative plural knjíge)

  1. book

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