Lower SorbianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *svętъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *śwentas, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwentos, from the root *ḱwen-. Cognate with Upper Sorbian swjaty.

AdjectiveEdit

swěty (comparative swětšy, superlative nejswětšy)

  1. holy
  2. Saint
    swěty PětšSaint Peter
DeclensionEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

swěty

  1. nominative/accusative plural of swět

Further readingEdit

  • Muka, Arnošt (1921, 1928), “swěty”, in Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow (in German), St. Petersburg, Prague: ОРЯС РАН, ČAVU; Reprinted Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2008
  • Starosta, Manfred (1999), “swěty”, in Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch (in German), Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag