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Lower Sorbian ‘kněz’

The database knows following meanings of the Lower Sorbian word ‘kněz’:

  • lord, master/mistress
  • mister
  • king in cards

Semasiological map for ‘*kъnęzь < Germanic kuningaz

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

Lower Sorbian ‘kněz’:

  • The Lower Sorbian meaning ‘lord, master/mistress’ is shared by Upper Sorbian knjez.
  • The Lower Sorbian meaning ‘mister’ is shared by Upper Sorbian knjez.
  • The Lower Sorbian meaning ‘king in cards is unique.
  • The meaning ‘prince’ (not present in Lower Sorbian ‘kněz’) is attested in Belarusian князь, Bosnian knez, Bulgarian княз, Croatian knez, Kashubian ksyżëc, Russian князь, Serbian кнез, Serbian кнез, Slovenian knez and Ukrainian князь.
  • The meaning ‘priest’ (not present in Lower Sorbian ‘kněz’) is attested in Czech kněz, Polish ksiądz and Slovak kňaz.
  • The meaning ‘bridegroom’ (not present in Lower Sorbian ‘kněz’) is attested in Ukrainian князь.

NB: No information yet for Macedonian.

Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Belarusian
князь
Meaning:
  • prince
Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Bosnian
knez
Meaning:
  • prince
Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Bulgarian
княз
Meaning:
  • prince
Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Croatian
knez
Meaning:
  • prince
Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Czech
kněz
Meaning:
  • priest
Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Kashubian
ksyżëc
Meaning:
  • prince
Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Polish
ksiądz
Meaning:
  • priest
Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Russian
князь
Meaning:
  • prince
Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Serbian
I.   кнез
Meaning:
  • prince
II.  кнезMeaning:
  • prince
Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Slovak
kňaz
Meaning:
  • priest
Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Slovenian
knez
Meaning:
  • prince
Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Upper Sorbian
knjez
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
Lower Sorbian
kněz
Meaning:
  1. lord, master/mistress
  2. mister
  3. king in cards
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Ukrainian
князь
Meaning:
  1. prince
  2. bridegroom

Semasiological Map for *kъnęzь < Germanic kuningaz

*kъnęzь < Germanic kuningaz

Meanings:

‘prince’
‘lord, master/mistress’
‘mister’
‘priest’
‘king in cards
‘bridegroom’
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*kъnęzь < Germanic kuningaz
Meanings
prince lord, master/mistress mister priest king in cards bridegroom
Russian князь+
Ukrainian князь++
Belarusian князь+
Polish ksiądz+
Kashubian ksyżëc+
Lower Sorbian kněz+++
Upper Sorbian knjez++
Czech kněz+
Slovak kňaz+
Slovenian knez+
Croatian knez+
Bosnian knez+
Serbian кнез+
Serbian кнез+
Bulgarian княз+
Meanings prince lord, master/mistress mister priest king in cards bridegroom

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