kukuruz

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, but perhaps from Ottoman Turkish قوقوروز(kukuruz, maize).

First attested as kukuruza 'buckwheat, Fagopyrum' in 17th-century Ivan Belostenec's Gazophylacium. Actual maize was introduced to Croatia from the Southern Europe around 1611[1], and soon spread further into Balkans. In modern form and meaning since 1727[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kukǔruz/
  • Hyphenation: ku‧ku‧ruz

Noun[edit]

kukùruz m (Cyrillic spelling куку̀руз)

  1. corn
  2. maize

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

kukuruz” in Hrvatski jezični portal