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Upper Sorbian ‘pytać’ impf

The database knows following meanings of the Upper Sorbian word ‘pytać’:

  • to look for
See also: spytać pf, spytować impf

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

Upper Sorbian ‘pytać’:

  • The Upper Sorbian meaning ‘to look for’ is shared by Lower Sorbian pytaś.
  • The meaning ‘to ask a question (not present in Upper Sorbian ‘pytać’, translated as ‘prašeć so impf / woprašeć so pf +2nd case) is attested in Polish pytać and Polish spytać.
  • The meaning ‘to try’ (not present in Upper Sorbian ‘pytać’) is attested in Upper Sorbian spytać.
  • The meaning ‘to torture’ (not present in Upper Sorbian ‘pytać’) is attested in Russian пытать.
  • The meaning ‘to lead so. into temptation’ (not present in Upper Sorbian ‘pytać’, translated as ‘spytować’) is attested in Lower Sorbian spytowaś, Lower Sorbian spytaś, Upper Sorbian spytać and Upper Sorbian spytować.
Upper Sorbian
pytać impf
See also: spytać pf, spytować impf
Meaning in Polish:
  • szukać impf / poszukać pf / to look for
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Polish
spytać pf
Grammar: (s)pytać (pf) impf
Meaning in Upper Sorbian:
  • prašeć so impf / woprašeć so pf +2nd case / to ask a question
Upper Sorbian
pytać impf
See also: spytać pf, spytować impf
Meaning:
  • to look for
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Russian
пытать
Meaning:
  • to torture
Upper Sorbian
pytać impf
See also: spytać pf, spytować impf
Meaning:
  • to look for
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Lower Sorbian
I.   pytaś impf
Meaning:
  • to look for
II.  spytaś pf
Grammar: spyt(ow)aś pf (impf)
Meaning in Upper Sorbian:
  • spytować / to lead so. into temptation

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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