murg

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

murg (uncountable)

  1. (Indian cookery) Alternative form of murgh
    • 2010, Donald W. Bacon, Followed by Madness
      “Misled how?” I toss this over in my mind as my fork tosses the murg phall, a suicidally hot Bangalore-style chicken curry designed for masochistic European taste, slowly oxidizing in my plate.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch merg.

Noun[edit]

murg (plural [please provide])

  1. marrow

Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *murga, from *morHgʷo, from Proto-Indo-European *(h₂)merHgʷ- (compare Old English mierce ‘darkness’, Lithuanian márgas ‘multicolored’, Ancient Greek ἀμορβός (amorbós) ‘dark’).

Adjective[edit]

murg m (feminine murge)

  1. dark, grey

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Medieval Latin, Late Latin monāchus, from Ancient Greek μοναχός (monakhós).

Noun[edit]

murg m

  1. monk

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a pre-Roman substrate of the Balkans, akin to Albanian murgash. The word seems to also coincide with several similar words in nearby Slavic languages, such as Bulgarian мург(ав) (murg(av)), but the relation between them is unclear. Other less probable theories have included a Greek root *μουρικος, perhaps through a Latin intermediate *moricus, instead of morulus, or a Greek root ἀμόργη ("remains of olives") through Latin amurca. However, the fact that it is present in the other Eastern Romance languages such as Aromanian murgu and Megleno-Romanian murg, and is paired with an initial 'a' to form the related word amurg, seems to indicate it is probably an old and inherited word of some kind (compare acasă, afund, aminte), rather than a later Slavic borrowing. Nonetheless, the exact source is as of yet uncertain.[1]

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Adjective[edit]

murg m, n (feminine singular murgă, masculine plural murgi, feminine and neuter plural murge)

  1. reddish-black
  2. ash-coloured
  3. generally, dark-coloured

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Noun[edit]

murg n (plural murguri)

  1. (archaic, popular) dusk

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Noun[edit]

murg m (plural murgi)

  1. a dark-coloured horse

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