|Hellenic||Greek geranos 'crane'|
|Italic||Latin grs, gen. gruis 'crane'|
|Celtic||Welsh & Cornish & Breton garan 'crane'|
|Armenian||Armenian kerunk 'crane'|
|Germanic||Common Germanic *kranaz 'crane' >
Old High German krano, Middle Dutch crne, Old English cran
|Baltic||Common Baltic *gerav- 'crane', *geran-
Lithuanian garns 'stork', gerve. 'crane', Latvian dzerve 'crane', Old Prussian gerwe
|Slavic||Common Slavic *z'erv, *z'eravj 'crane' >
Ukranian zhuravel', Belorussian zhorov, Russian zhuravl', Bulgarian & Serbo-Croatian & Czech z'erav, Slovak z'erjav
|Notes:||The crane lives all over Eurasia, and was obviously known by
Proto-Indo-Europeans. The word, however, does not exist in Indo-Iranian, which can be
maybe explained by the fact that a lot of names for animals and birds were borrowed from
aboriginal languages of Asia.
The initial consonant is a pure *g, not a palatal variant: only in Slavic, it was turned into z' [zh] due to the palatalization law in the Common Slavic language.