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False Friends in Slavic Languages


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Polish ‘leń’

The database knows following meanings of the Polish word ‘leń’:

  • idler, do-nothing

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The database has information related to this term for Bosnian, Croatian, Russian and Serbian.

Polish ‘leń’:

  • The Polish meaning ‘idler, do-nothing’ is unique.
  • The meaning ‘laziness’ (not present in Polish ‘leń’, translated as ‘lenistwo’) is attested in Russian лень.
  • The meaning ‘lazy’ (not present in Polish ‘leń’, translated as ‘leniwy’) is attested in Bosnian lijen, Croatian lijen, Serbian лен and Serbian лењ.
Polish
leń
Meaning in Bosnian:
  • lijenština / idler, do-nothing
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Bosnian
lijen
Meaning in Polish:
  • leniwy / lazy
Polish
leń
Meaning in Croatian:
  • lijenčina / idler, do-nothing
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Croatian
lijen
Meaning in Polish:
  • leniwy / lazy
Polish
leń
Meaning in Russian:
  • лентяй / idler, do-nothing
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Russian
лень
Meaning in Polish:
  • lenistwo / laziness
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leń
Meaning in Serbian:
  • ленштина / idler, do-nothing
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Serbian
I.   лен
Meaning in Polish:
  • leniwy / lazy
II.  лењMeaning in Polish:
  • leniwy / lazy

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len

Meanings:

‘idler, do-nothing’
‘laziness’
‘lazy’
no such word
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len
Meanings
idler, do-nothing laziness lazy
Russian лень+
Polish leń+
Croatian lijen+
Bosnian lijen+
Serbian лен+
Serbian лењ+
Meanings idler, do-nothing laziness lazy

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