kurb

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old East Slavic скърбь (skŭrbĭ), from Proto-Slavic *skъrbъ, cf. Russian скорбь (skorbʹ), Serbo-Croatian skrb. Cognate to Votic kurpa. Possibly a Baltic loan, compare Lithuanian skurbė (grief).

Adjective[edit]

kurb (genitive kurva, partitive kurba)

  1. sad

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

Raimo Raag. (2015), A Criterion for Old Age, section “Word stems in modern standard Estonian of Old East Slavic origin”, in Книгамъ бо есть неищетная глубина: Essays in Honour of Irina Lysén.