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False Friends in Slavic Languages


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Croatian ‘prostak’

The database knows following meanings of the Croatian word ‘prostak’:

  • lout, ruffian

Semasiological map for ‘*prostakъ’

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

Croatian ‘prostak’:

  • The Croatian meaning ‘lout, ruffian’ is shared by Bosnian prostak and Serbian простак.
  • The meaning ‘fool, stupid’ (not present in Croatian ‘prostak’, translated as ‘glupak’) is attested in Russian простак.
Croatian
prostak
Meaning:
  • lout, ruffian
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Bosnian
prostak
Meaning:
  • lout, ruffian
Croatian
prostak
Meaning in Russian:
  • грубиян, невежа / lout, ruffian
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Russian
простак
Meaning in Croatian:
  • glupak / fool, stupid
Croatian
prostak
Meaning:
  • lout, ruffian
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Serbian
простак
Meaning:
  • lout, ruffian

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*prostakъ

Meanings:

‘fool, stupid’
‘lout, ruffian’
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*prostakъ
Meanings
fool, stupid lout, ruffian
Russian простак+
Croatian prostak+
Bosnian prostak+
Serbian простак+
Meanings fool, stupid lout, ruffian

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