malaltkreska

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Etymology[edit]

malalta (low, short) +‎ kreski (to grow) +‎ -a (adjectival suffix).

Adjective[edit]

malaltkreska (accusative singular malaltkreskan, plural malaltkreskaj, accusative plural malaltkreskajn)

  1. short (of living things, especially human beings); stunted, squat
    • L. L. Zamenhof (translator), “Anneto” in Fabeloj by Hans Christian Andersen, Book 4,
      la knabo de Anneto elkreskis, kvankam li restis malaltkreska
      Annette’s boy grew, although he remained short
    • Henri Vallienne, Ĉu li? Ĉapitro Tria,
      Eĉ li elpensis eltirilon, por tiregi el tero la malaltkreskan palmarbon.
      He even invented an extractor for wrenching short palm trees out of the ground.

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