krah

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • indefinite singular: krahë (m.; Tosk, Arvanitic, Gheg), kra ([kɾaː])
  • definite singular: krahi (Gheg, Old Albanian), kraha (f.; Bardhi)
  • indefinite plural: kraha (m.; Arvanitic)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *krau, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱreh₂u, *ḱrh₂eu 'limb'. Close to Latin crūs.[1] Alternatively from archaic krahi, definite krai (Buzuku), from South Slavic *krajь ‘end; rim, edge; region’ (cf. Serbo-Croatian krȃj, Bulgarian край (kraj)). Similar sense development in Bulgarian край (kraj), крайник (krajnik), краиште (kraište), all ‘limb’.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

krah m (indefinite plural krahë, definite singular krahu, definite plural krahët)

  1. arm
  2. shoulders and upper back
  3. armful
  4. armrest
  5. wing
  6. flank

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz (Amsterdam–Atlanta: Rodopi, 1997), 224.
  2. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 193–4.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Krach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

krȁh m (Cyrillic spelling кра̏х)

  1. ruin, disaster, crash

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • krah” in Hrvatski jezični portal