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Russian ‘ковчег’

The database knows following meanings of the Russian word ‘ковчег’:

  • Noah’s Arch

Semasiological map for ‘*kovъčegъ’

The database has information related to this term for Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Kashubian, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian and Ukrainian.

Russian ‘ковчег’:

  • The Russian meaning Noah’s Arch’ is shared by Belarusian каўчэг, Bulgarian ковчег and Ukrainian ковчег.
  • The meaning ‘coffin’ (not present in Russian ‘ковчег’, translated as ‘гроб’) is attested in Bosnian kovčeg, Bulgarian ковчег, Macedonian ковчег and Serbian ковчег.
  • The meaning ‘suitcase’ (not present in Russian ‘ковчег’, translated as ‘чемодан’) is attested in Bosnian kovčeg, Croatian kovčeg and Slovenian kovček.
  • The meaning ‘trunk, box, chest’ (not present in Russian ‘ковчег’, translated as ‘сундук, ларь’) is attested in Bosnian kovčeg, Bulgarian ковчег, Croatian kovčeg and Serbian ковчег.

NB: No information yet for Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian.

Russian
ковчег
Meaning:
  • Noah’s Arch
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Belarusian
каўчэг
Meaning in Russian:
  • ковчег / Noah’s Arch
Russian
ковчег
Meaning in Bosnian:
  • lađa u kojoj je, prema Bibliji, Noje spasao svoju obitelj, porodicu i životinje od općeg potopa / Noah’s Arch
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Bosnian
kovčeg
Meaning in Russian:
  1. гроб / coffin
  2. чемодан / suitcase
  3. сундук, ларь / trunk, box, chest
Russian
ковчег
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  • ковчег / Noah’s Arch
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Bulgarian
ковчег
Meaning in Russian:
  1. гроб / coffin
  2. сундук, ларь / trunk, box, chest
  3. ковчег / Noah’s Arch
Russian
ковчег
Meaning in Croatian:
  • Noemova lađa / Noah’s Arch
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Croatian
kovčeg
Meaning in Russian:
  1. чемодан / suitcase
  2. сундук, ларь / trunk, box, chest
Russian
ковчег
Meaning:
  • Noah’s Arch
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Czech
- no corresponding term.
Russian
ковчег
Meaning:
  • Noah’s Arch
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Kashubian
- no corresponding term.
Russian
ковчег
Meaning:
  • Noah’s Arch
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Macedonian
ковчег
Meaning in Russian:
  • гроб / coffin
Russian
ковчег
Meaning:
  • Noah’s Arch
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Polish
- no corresponding term.
Russian
ковчег
Meaning in Serbian:
  • заветни ковчег / Noah’s Arch
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Serbian
ковчег
Meaning in Russian:
  1. гроб / coffin
  2. сундук, ларь / trunk, box, chest
Russian
ковчег
Meaning:
  • Noah’s Arch
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Slovak
- no corresponding term.
Russian
ковчег
Meaning in Slovenian:
  • Noetova barka / Noah’s Arch
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Slovenian
kovček
Meaning in Russian:
  • чемодан / suitcase
Russian
ковчег
Meaning:
  • Noah’s Arch
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Ukrainian
ковчег
Meaning in Russian:
  • ковчег / Noah’s Arch

Semasiological Map for *kovъčegъ

*kovъčegъ

Meanings:

‘coffin’
‘suitcase’
‘trunk, box, chest’
Noah’s Arch’
no such word
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*kovъčegъ
Meanings
coffin suitcase trunk, box, chest Noah’s Arch
Russian ковчег+
Ukrainian ковчег+
Belarusian каўчэг+
Polish
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Slovenian kovček+
Croatian kovčeg++
Bosnian kovčeg+++
Serbian ковчег++
Macedonian ковчег+
Bulgarian ковчег+++
Meanings coffin suitcase trunk, box, chest Noah’s Arch

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