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False Friends in Slavic Languages


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Slovenian ‘devica’

The database knows following meanings of the Slovenian word ‘devica’:

  • virgin

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

Slovenian ‘devica’:

  • The Slovenian meaning ‘virgin’ is unique.
  • The meaning ‘camel’ (not present in Slovenian ‘devica’) is attested in Bosnian deva and Croatian deva.
  • The meaning ‘maiden’ (not present in Slovenian ‘devica’, translated as ‘dekle, gospodična’) is attested in Russian дева, Russian девица and Serbian дева.
Slovenian
devica
Meaning:
  • virgin
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Bosnian
deva
Meaning:
  • camel
Slovenian
devica
Meaning:
  • virgin
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Croatian
deva
Meaning:
  • camel
Slovenian
devica
Meaning in Russian:
  • девственница / virgin
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Russian
I.   дева
Meaning in Slovenian:
  • dekle, gospodična / maiden
II.  девицаMeaning in Slovenian:
  • dekle, gospodična / maiden
Slovenian
devica
Meaning:
  • virgin
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Serbian
дева
Meaning in Slovenian:
  • dekle, gospodična / maiden

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deva

Meanings:

‘camel’
‘maiden’
‘virgin’
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deva
Meanings
camel maiden virgin
Russian дева+
Russian девица+
Slovenian devica+
Croatian deva+
Bosnian deva+
Serbian дева+
Meanings camel maiden virgin

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