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Lower Sorbian ‘powěsć’

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

  • legend (also: tale)
  • news
  • talk, rumour

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

Lower Sorbian ‘powěsć’:

  • The Lower Sorbian meaning ‘legend’ is shared by Czech pověst, Kashubian pòwiésc, Slovak povesť and Slovenian povest.
  • The Lower Sorbian meaning ‘news’ is shared by Upper Sorbian powěsć.
  • The Lower Sorbian meaning ‘talk, rumour’ is unique.
  • The meaning ‘novel’ (not present in Lower Sorbian ‘powěsć’, translated as ‘roman’) is attested in Kashubian pòwiésc, Polish powieść and Ukrainian повість.
  • The meaning ‘novelette’ (not present in Lower Sorbian ‘powěsć’) is attested in Belarusian аповесць, Bulgarian повест, Macedonian повест, Russian повесть and Slovenian povest.
  • The meaning ‘history’ (not present in Lower Sorbian ‘powěsć’) is attested in Bosnian povijest and Croatian povijest.
  • The meaning ‘fame, reputation’ (not present in Lower Sorbian ‘powěsć’) is attested in Czech pověst and Slovak povesť.
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning in Belarusian:
  1. падание, быліна / legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Belarusian
аповесць
Meaning:
  • novelette
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning in Bosnian:
  1. priča, legenda / legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Bosnian
povijest
Meaning:
  • history
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  1. приказка, предание / legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Bulgarian
повест
Meaning:
  • novelette
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. priča, legenda / legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Croatian
povijest
Meaning:
  • history
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning in Czech:
  1. pověst / legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Czech
pověst
Meaning:
  1. legend
  2. fame, reputation
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning:
  1. legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Kashubian
pòwiésc
Meaning in Lower Sorbian:
  1. roman / novel
  2. legend
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning in Macedonian:
  1. приказна, предание / legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Macedonian
повест
Meaning:
  • novelette
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning in Polish:
  1. podanie, legenda / legend (also: tale)
  2. wieść, wiadomość / news
  3. talk, rumour
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Polish
powieść
Meaning in Lower Sorbian:
  • roman / novel
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning in Russian:
  1. сказание, былина / legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Russian
повесть
Meaning:
  • novelette
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning:
  1. legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Serbian
- no corresponding term.
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning in Slovak:
  1. povesť / legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Slovak
povesť
Meaning:
  1. legend
  2. fame, reputation
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning in Slovenian:
  1. povest / legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Slovenian
povest
Meaning:
  1. novelette
  2. legend
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning:
  1. legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Upper Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning:
  • news
Lower Sorbian
powěsć
Meaning in Ukrainian:
  1. оповідання / legend (also: tale)
  2. news
  3. talk, rumour
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Ukrainian
повість
Meaning in Lower Sorbian:
  • roman / novel

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*pověstь

Meanings:

‘novel’
‘novelette’
‘history’
‘legend’
‘fame, reputation’
‘news’
‘talk, rumour’
no such word
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*pověstь
Meanings
novel novelette history legend fame, reputation news talk, rumour
Russian повесть+
Ukrainian повість+
Belarusian аповесць+
Polish powieść+
Kashubian pòwiésc++
Lower Sorbian powěsć+
also: tale
++
Upper Sorbian powěsć+
Czech pověst++
Slovak povesť++
Slovenian povest++
Croatian povijest+
Bosnian povijest+
Serbian
Macedonian повест+
Bulgarian повест+
Meanings novel novelette history legend fame, reputation news talk, rumour

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