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Russian ‘пытать’

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

  • to torture

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The database has information related to this term for Polish, Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian.

Russian ‘пытать’:

  • The Russian meaning ‘to torture’ is unique.
  • The meaning ‘to ask a question (not present in Russian ‘пытать’, translated as ‘спрашивать’) is attested in Polish pytać and Polish spytać.
  • The meaning ‘to look for’ (not present in Russian ‘пытать’) is attested in Lower Sorbian pytaś and Upper Sorbian pytać.
  • The meaning ‘to try’ (not present in Russian ‘пытать’) is attested in Upper Sorbian spytać.
  • The meaning ‘to lead so. into temptation’ (not present in Russian ‘пытать’) is attested in Lower Sorbian spytowaś, Lower Sorbian spytaś, Upper Sorbian spytać and Upper Sorbian spytować.
Russian
пытать
Meaning in Polish:
  • torturować / to torture
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Polish
spytać pf
Grammar: (s)pytać (pf) impf
Meaning in Russian:
  • спрашивать / to ask a question
Russian
пытать
Meaning:
  • to torture
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Lower Sorbian
I.   pytaś impf
Meaning:
  • to look for
II.  spytaś pf
Grammar: spyt(ow)aś pf (impf)
Meaning:
  • to lead so. into temptation
Russian
пытать
Meaning:
  • to torture
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Upper Sorbian
I.   spytać pf
Grammar: spyt(ow)ać pf (impf)
Meaning:
  1. to try
  2. to lead so. into temptation
II.  pytać impfMeaning:
  • to look for

Meanings:

‘to ask a question
‘to look for’
‘to try’
‘to torture’
‘to lead so. into temptation’
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Meanings
to ask a question to look for to try to torture to lead so. into temptation
Russian пытать+
Polish spytać pf, (s)pytać (pf) impf+
Lower Sorbian pytaś impf+
Lower Sorbian spytaś pf, spyt(ow)aś pf (impf)+
Upper Sorbian spytać pf, spyt(ow)ać pf (impf)++
Upper Sorbian pytać impf+
Meanings to ask a question to look for to try to torture to lead so. into temptation

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