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Lower Sorbian ‘pytaś’ impf

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

  • to look for
See also: spytowaś impf, spytaś pf

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

Lower Sorbian ‘pytaś’:

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