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Re: kraj

From:Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>
Date:Friday, November 30, 2001, 9:43
On Thu, 29 Nov 2001, Anton Sherwood wrote:

> Lukasz Korczewski wrote: > > And all of them derrive from 'kraj' with the meaning 'edge' but for > > example in Polish (and many other Slavonic langs) also 'country'. > > The probable development must have been sth like this: > > > > 'edge' -> 'outskirts' 'surroundings' -> 'country'
Yes, this sequence can sort of apply to Serbian as well, though "kraj" in Serbian is not used to mean "country" ("zemlja", "drzava"), but a derivation of "kraj", namely "krajina" is used to mean "region", "territory", almost "country", as in Vojna Krajina and Srpska Krajina. ---ferko