What is the root of the word?
Like the word "root" in English, "korijen" refers to both the source of plant nutrition and moisture, and the source of words.
This does not mean the etymology of words - their origins from Latin, or German, or other languages.
No, we are simply talking about the derivation of Croatian words from other Croatian words.
Some are obvious, such as:
glasnogovornik spokesperson, mouthpiece
And some are not.
In this section I will discuss the roots of some words that seemed interesting, curious or helpful to me along the path of learning Croatian.
List of entries so far. Click on a word to go to the post.
I would like to acknowledge my teacher Mateja (at SpeakCro) for arousal of curiosity in this and so many other aspects of the Croatian language.
The header photo is an extract from a page of Veliki Hrvatsko-Engleski Rječnik, Željko Bujas, Third edition, 2001 (Publ. Globus)
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