krybe

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *krũba, cognate to Greek κρύπτω (krýpto, to hide), Lithuanian kráuti (to pile up), Proto-Slavic *kryti (to cover, to hide).[1]

Noun[edit]

krybe f (indefinite plural krybe, definite singular krybja, definite plural krybet)

  1. oakum, tow

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “krybe”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 199

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse krjúpa, from Proto-Germanic *kreupaną, cognate with Norwegian Bokmål krype, Swedish krypa, English creep, Dutch kruipen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kryːbə/, [ˈkʰʁ̥yːb̥ə] or, (colloquial), IPA(key): [ˈkʰʁ̥yːʊ]

Verb[edit]

krybe (past tense krøb, past participle krøbet, attributive common krøben, attributive definite or plural krøbne)

  1. to crawl, creep (to move slowly or carefully)
  2. to grovel, cringe (to be humble or fearful in the face of somebody)
  3. to climb (to get up and down on a ladder on a scale)
  4. to shrink (to get smaller)

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