Lower SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *zemľa, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛmʲa/, [ˈzemʲa]

NounEdit

zemja f (diminutive zemiska)

  1. soil, earth, ground

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • zemja in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • zemja in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

zemja f (Cyrillic spelling земја)

  1. Archaic and Chakavian form of zèmlja (soil, earth, ground, country)
    • 1250, N.N, Povaljska listina:
      Dohrani na smrt na naju vinogradi i zemje.
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    • late 15th century, Džore Držić, Radmio i Ljubmir:
      Zašto u sve strane pozebe travica
      Ter zemja ostane kako udovica.
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    • (Can we date this quote?), Drago Gervais, Kastavska balada:
      Kmeti su zemju kopali,
      krepevali, gladovali,
      ježuviti spovedali
      i va nebo otpravjali.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Upper SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *zemľa, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm.

NounEdit

zemja f

  1. soil, earth, ground

DeclensionEdit