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Polish ‘spytać’ pf

Grammar: (s)pytać (pf) impf

The database knows following meanings of the Polish word ‘spytać’:

  • to ask a question
See also: pytać impf

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

Polish ‘spytać’:

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

Meanings:

‘to ask a question
‘to look for’
‘to try’
‘to torture’
‘to lead so. into temptation’
no such word
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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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