serb

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See also: Serb, Serb., and șerb

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *swerwos, from Proto-Indo-European *swer- ‎(cut, wound). Cognate with Welsh chwerw.

Adjective[edit]

serb

  1. (of flavour) bitter
  2. (in abstract sense) bitter, hurtful, grievous, disagreeable
  3. (of sounds) harsh, discordant
Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

serb

  1. (of weather) harshness, bitterness

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

serb

  1. theft

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowing from Latin servus.

Noun[edit]

serb

  1. slave

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
serb ṡerb unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • 1 serb ‘bitter’” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 serb ‘theft’” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 3 serb ‘slave’” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

serb c

  1. Serb, Serbian

Declension[edit]

Inflection of serb 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative serb serben serber serberna
Genitive serbs serbens serbers serbernas

Related terms[edit]