The Alternative Lower Sorbian Dictionary

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bakany etymology From bak (an expression of disgust) pronunciation
  • [ˈbakanɨ]
adjective: {{dsb-adjective}}
  1. (childish) dirty covered with or containing dirt
Synonyms: brudny, njerěšny
banja Alternative forms: bańa (obsolete) etymology From Proto-Slavic *banja.
noun: {{dsb-noun}}
  1. bulbous vessel; jug, bucket
  2. pumpkin
  3. (pejorative) head
broda pronunciation
  • [ˈbrɔda]
etymology 1 From Proto-Slavic *borda, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰardʰeh₂ 〈*bʰardʰeh₂〉.
noun: {{dsb-noun}}
  1. beard
  2. moustache
  3. (colloquial) chin
etymology 2 Inflected form of brod.
  1. genitive of brod
  2. nominative dual of brod
  3. accusative dual of brod
ferije etymology From German Ferien, from Latin fēriae. pronunciation
  • [ˈfɛrʲijɛ]
noun: {{dsb-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) vacation from school, etc.
Synonyms: prozniny
hura etymology Borrowing from German Hure.
noun: {{dsb-noun}}
  1. whore, prostitute
  2. (derogatory) bitch, slut
jastśeb etymology From Proto-Slavic *astrębъ 〈*astrębʺ〉. pronunciation
  • [ˈjast͡ɕɛp]
noun: {{dsb-noun}}
  1. hawk
  2. (colloquial) policeman
jebaś etymology From Proto-Slavic *jebati, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃yebʰ- 〈*h₃yebʰ-〉.
verb: {{head}}
  1. (vulgar) to fuck
loda pronunciation
  • [ˈlɔda]
etymology 1
noun: {{dsb-noun}}
  1. chest large strong box
  2. (colloquial) shop, store
Synonyms: (shop) pśedawarnja
etymology 2 Inflected form of lod.
noun: {{head}}
  1. genitive of lod
  2. nominative dual of lod
  3. accusative dual of lod
noun: {{dsb-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) police
pśichodny nan etymology Literally “future father”. pronunciation
  • [ˈpɕixɔdnɨ ˈnan]
noun: {{dsb-noun}}
  1. father-in-law
Synonyms: šwigernan (colloquial)
coordinate terms:
  • pśichodna mama, pśichodna maś, šwigermama, šwigermaś
snědanje Alternative forms: snidanje (obsolete) etymology From snědaś; cognate with Upper Sorbian snědanje, Polish śniadanie, Czech snídaně, and less directly Belarussian сняданак 〈snâdanak〉 and Ukrainian снiданок 〈snidanok〉. pronunciation
  • [ˈsnʲiɪ̯danʲɛ]
noun: {{dsb-noun}}
  1. breakfast
  2. verbal noun of snědaś
Synonyms: fryštuka (colloquial)
snědaś Alternative forms: snidaś (obsolete) etymology From Proto-Slavic *sъnědati 〈*sʺnědati〉, from *sъ(n) 〈*sʺ(n)〉 + *ěsti, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱom 〈*ḱom〉 + *h₁ḗd- 〈*h₁ḗd-〉. Cognate with Upper Sorbian snědać, Polish śniadać, Czech snídat, and Ukrainian снідати 〈snídati〉. pronunciation
  • [ˈsnʲiɪ̯daɕ]
verb: {{dsb-verb}}
  1. to eat breakfast, have breakfast
Synonyms: fryštukowaś, fryštykowaś (colloquial)
štunda etymology Borrowing from German Stunde, from Old High German stunta, from Proto-Germanic *stundō. pronunciation
  • [ˈʃtunda]
noun: {{dsb-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) hour period of 60 minutes
Synonyms: góźina
swak etymology From Proto-Slavic *svojakъ 〈*svojakʺ〉; cognate with Russian своя́к 〈svoấk〉 and Serbo-Croatian svȃk. pronunciation
  • [swak]
noun: {{dsb-noun}}
  1. (literary) brother-in-law
Synonyms: šwogor (colloquial)
źěd etymology From Proto-Slavic *dědъ 〈*dědʺ〉. pronunciation
  • /ʑiɪ̯t/
noun: {{dsb-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) churl, cad
  2. old man
  3. (rare) grandfather
žywy Alternative forms: żywy (obsolete) etymology From Proto-Slavic *živъ 〈*živʺ〉, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *gīˀwas, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós 〈*gʷih₃wós〉. pronunciation
  • [ˈʒɨwɨ]
adjective: {{dsb-adjective}}
  1. alive, living
  2. used with byś to mean ‘to live’ exampleWón jo žywy pó póžycku. He’s living in debt. exampleMy smy žywe na jsy. We live in the country.
related terms:
  • žywiś
  • žywjenje

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