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  • votrubam
    Dec 30, 2009
      > impression that Krac~un came from the Hungarian

      Sorry about the delay, Laci seemed ready to address the origin.

      It might prove difficult to make the argument that Hungarian was the lending rather than the borrowing language. An early record of _korochun_ is in a 13th-century chronicle from Novgorod.

      It is unlikely that, if distant Novgorod:


      ... needed to borrow it at all, it would have imported it from Central Europe so soon after the Christianization of the Hungarians, nor is it likely that the Bulgarians, who were Christianized earlier, would have had a motivation to borrow it.