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Upper Sorbian ‘spytać’ pf

Grammar: spyt(ow)ać pf (impf)

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

  • to try
  • to lead so. into temptation (syn.: ‘spytować’)
See also: spytować impf, pytać impf

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

Upper Sorbian ‘spytać’:

  • The Upper Sorbian meaning ‘to try’ is unique.
  • The Upper Sorbian meaning ‘to lead so. into temptation’ is shared by Lower Sorbian spytowaś and Lower Sorbian spytaś.
  • The meaning ‘to ask a question (not present in Upper Sorbian ‘spytać’, translated as ‘prašeć so impf / woprašeć so pf +2nd case) is attested in Polish pytać and Polish spytać.
  • The meaning ‘to look for’ (not present in Upper Sorbian ‘spytać’) is attested in Lower Sorbian pytaś and Upper Sorbian pytać.
  • The meaning ‘to torture’ (not present in Upper Sorbian ‘spytać’) is attested in Russian пытать.
Upper Sorbian
spytać pf
Grammar: spyt(ow)ać pf (impf)
See also: spytować impf, pytać impf
Meaning in Polish:
  1. to try
  2. wystawić kogoś na pokusę / to lead so. into temptation
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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
spytać pf
Grammar: spyt(ow)ać pf (impf)
See also: spytować impf, pytać impf
Meaning:
  1. to try
  2. to lead so. into temptation
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Russian
пытать
Meaning:
  • to torture
Upper Sorbian
spytać pf
Grammar: spyt(ow)ać pf (impf)
See also: spytować impf, pytać impf
Meaning in Lower Sorbian:
  1. wopytaś / to try
  2. to lead so. into temptation
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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’
no such word
no information yet
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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