The Alternative Lower Sorbian Dictionary: žywy

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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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