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znamje

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Lower SorbianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *znamę; synchronically analyzable as znaś (to know) +‎ -mje. Cognate with Upper Sorbian znamjo, Polish znamię, and Old Czech známě.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈznamʲɛ/, [ˈznamʲə]

NounEdit

znamje n (genitive znamjenja, diminutive znamješko)

  1. mark, characteristic
    • 2007-04-04, “Pyšnjenje jatšownych jajkow”, Nowy Casnik vol 59, no. 14, p. 7:
      Pśi tom móžośo zgóniś, kaki pótajmny wóznam maju znamjenja na jajkach.
      That is where you can find out what secret meaning the marks on the eggs have.
  2. a distinguishing or characteristic landmark
    • 1998, Erwin Hannusch, Niedersorbisch praktisch und verständlich, Bautzen: Domowina Verlag, →ISBN, chapter 1, page 20:
      Wón jo znamje Chóśebuza.
      It is the distinguishing landmark of Cottbus.
  3. mole (dark spot on the skin)

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Further readingEdit

  • znaḿe 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.
  • znamje in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.