krnj

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *krъnъ (whence also dialectal Russian корный (kórnyj, short), Czech krniti (to cut)). Cognate with Latvian kurls (deaf).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kȑnj (definite kȑnjī, comparative kȑnjī, Cyrillic spelling кр̏њ)

  1. truncated, cut off
  2. incomplete
    krnji tekstincomplete text
  3. defective, damaged
    krnji zubbroken tooth
  4. idiomatic and figurative meanings
    krnji parlamen(a)ta rump parliament
    krnja rečenicaan elliptical sentence
    krnji stožac/konusa truncated cone

Declension[edit]

Quotations[edit]

References[edit]

  • krnj” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Речник српскохрватскога књижевног језика (1990, Друго фототипско издање), Матица српска, Matica hrvatska (Нови Сад, Zagreb), volume 3, page 81