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See also: zǐsè

Lower SorbianEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From Proto-Slavic *dětę, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (to suckle, suck). Cognate with Upper Sorbian dźěćo, Polish dziecię, Czech dítě, Old Church Slavonic дѣти (děti), and Russian дитя (ditja).



źiśe n (genitive góleśa, plural źiśi)

  1. child


This word is in a suppletive relationship with góle. In the nominative and accusative singular, źiśe and góle are both found; in these cases góle implies a young child (up to about 6 years old) and źiśe a somewhat older one. The genitive, dative, instrumental, and locative singular as well the entire dual are formed from góle, while the plural is formed from źiśe; in these cases there is no semantic distinction between the two roots.

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