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Russian ‘отец’

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

  • father
  • grandad, grandpa
  • clergyman, priest (syn.: ‘отец служитель культа)
  • godfather

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

Russian ‘отец’:

  • The Russian meaning ‘father’ is shared by Bosnian otac, Croatian otac, Czech otec, Polish ojciec, Serbian отац, Slovak otec and Slovenian oče.
  • The Russian meaning ‘grandad, grandpa’ is unique.
  • The Russian meaning ‘clergyman, priest’ is shared by Belarusian айцец, Bosnian otac, Bulgarian отец, Croatian otac, Czech otec, Macedonian отец, Polish ojciec, Serbian отац, Slovak otec, Slovenian oče and Ukrainian отець.
  • The Russian meaning ‘godfather’ is unique.
  • The meaning ‘forefather’ (not present in Russian ‘отец’) is attested in Lower Sorbian wóśc and Upper Sorbian wótc.
  • The meaning ‘author’ (not present in Russian ‘отец’) is attested in Czech otec and Polish ojciec.

NB: No information yet for Kashubian.

Russian
отец
Meaning in Belarusian:
  1. бацька / father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. айцец / clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Belarusian
айцец
Meaning in Russian:
  • отец служитель культа / clergyman, priest
Russian
отец
Meaning:
  1. father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Bosnian
otac
Meaning in Russian:
  1. father
  2. отец служитель культа / clergyman, priest
Russian
отец
Meaning:
  1. father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Bulgarian
отец
Meaning in Russian:
  • отец служитель культа / clergyman, priest
Russian
отец
Meaning:
  1. father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Croatian
otac
Meaning in Russian:
  1. father
  2. отец служитель культа / clergyman, priest
Russian
отец
Meaning:
  1. father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Czech
otec
Meaning in Russian:
  1. father
  2. отец служитель культа / clergyman, priest
  3. author
Russian
отец
Meaning:
  1. father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Macedonian
отец
Meaning in Russian:
  • отец служитель культа / clergyman, priest
Russian
отец
Meaning:
  1. father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Polish
ojciec
Meaning in Russian:
  1. father
  2. отец служитель культа / clergyman, priest
  3. author
Russian
отец
Meaning:
  1. father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Serbian
отац
Meaning in Russian:
  1. father
  2. отец служитель культа / clergyman, priest
Russian
отец
Meaning:
  1. father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Slovak
otec
Meaning in Russian:
  1. father
  2. отец служитель культа / clergyman, priest
Russian
отец
Meaning:
  1. father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Slovenian
oče
Meaning in Russian:
  1. father
  2. отец служитель культа / clergyman, priest
Russian
отец
Meaning:
  1. father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Lower Sorbian
wóśc
Meaning:
  • forefather
Russian
отец
Meaning:
  1. father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Upper Sorbian
wótc
Meaning:
  • forefather
Russian
отец
Meaning:
  1. father
  2. grandad, grandpa
  3. clergyman, priest
  4. godfather
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Ukrainian
отець
Meaning in Russian:
  • отец служитель культа / clergyman, priest

Semasiological Map for *otьcь

*otьcь

Meanings:

‘father’
‘forefather’
‘grandad, grandpa’
‘clergyman, priest’
‘godfather’
‘author’
no such word
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*otьcь
Meanings
father forefather grandad, grandpa clergyman, priest godfather author
Russian отец++++
Ukrainian отець+
Belarusian айцец+
Polish ojciec+++
Lower Sorbian wóśc+
Upper Sorbian wótc+
Czech otec+++
Slovak otec++
Slovenian oče++
Croatian otac++
Bosnian otac++
Serbian отац++
Macedonian отец+
Bulgarian отец+
Meanings father forefather grandad, grandpa clergyman, priest godfather author

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