ptica

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pъtica, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *put-, from Proto-Indo-European *peth₂- (to fly). Cognate with English feather, pen, Ancient Greek πέτομαι (pétomai), πτέρυξ (ptérux) (whence pterodactyl, archæopteryx, Greek φτερό (fteró), πτηνό (ptinó)), Latin petō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ptȉca f (Cyrillic spelling пти̏ца)

  1. bird
    • 2003, “Ptice u gradovima menjaju pesmu”, in BBC Njuz[1]:
      Svaka ptica je imala repertoar od tri do devet različitih pesama.
      Each bird had a repertoire of three to nine different songs.
    Ona ima samo jednu pticu.She has only one bird.

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References[edit]

  • ptica” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pъtica.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ptíca f

  1. bird

Inflection[edit]

Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. ptíca
gen. sing. ptíce
singular dual plural
nominative ptíca ptíci ptíce
accusative ptíco ptíci ptíce
genitive ptíce ptíc ptíc
dative ptíci ptícama ptícam
locative ptíci ptícah ptícah
instrumental ptíco ptícama ptícami

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Further reading[edit]

  • ptica”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran