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Bulgarian ‘белина’

The database knows following meanings of the Bulgarian word ‘белина’:

  • whiteness
  • household bleach
  • strong detergent

Semasiological map for ‘*běli(zь)na’

The database has information related to this term for Belarusian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Kashubian, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Lower Sorbian and Ukrainian.

Bulgarian ‘белина’:

  • The Bulgarian meaning ‘whiteness’ is shared by Bosnian bjelina, Croatian bjelina, Macedonian белина, Russian белизна, Serbian белина, Slovenian belina and Ukrainian білизна.
  • The Bulgarian meaning household bleach’ is shared by Lower Sorbian běliznja.
  • The Bulgarian meaning ‘strong detergent’ is unique.
  • The meaning ‘linen, laundry’ (not present in Bulgarian ‘белина’, translated as ‘бельо’) is attested in Belarusian бялізна, Kashubian bielëzna, Polish bielizna, Slovak bielizeň and Ukrainian білизна.
  • The meaning ‘underwear’ (not present in Bulgarian ‘белина’) is attested in Polish bielizna.
  • The meaning ‘bowl’ (not present in Bulgarian ‘белина’) is attested in Lower Sorbian běliznja.

NB: No information yet for Upper Sorbian.

Bulgarian
белина
Meaning in Belarusian:
  1. белізна / whiteness
  2. household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Belarusian
бялізна
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  • бельо / linen, laundry
Bulgarian
белина
Meaning in Bosnian:
  1. bjelina / whiteness
  2. household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Bosnian
bjelina
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  • белина / whiteness
Bulgarian
белина
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. bjelina / whiteness
  2. household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Croatian
bjelina
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  • белина / whiteness
Bulgarian
белина
Meaning:
  1. whiteness
  2. household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Czech
- no corresponding term.
Bulgarian
белина
Meaning:
  1. whiteness
  2. household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Kashubian
bielëzna
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  • бельо / linen, laundry
Bulgarian
белина
Meaning in Macedonian:
  1. белина / whiteness
  2. household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Macedonian
белина
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  • белина / whiteness
Bulgarian
белина
Meaning in Polish:
  1. białość, biel / whiteness
  2. wybielacz / household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Polish
bielizna
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  1. бельо / linen, laundry
  2. underwear
Bulgarian
белина
Meaning in Russian:
  1. белизна / whiteness
  2. household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Russian
белизна
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  • белина / whiteness
Bulgarian
белина
Meaning in Serbian:
  1. белина / whiteness
  2. household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Serbian
белина
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  • белина / whiteness
Bulgarian
белина
Meaning in Slovak:
  1. belosť / whiteness
  2. household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Slovak
bielizeň
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  • бельо / linen, laundry
Bulgarian
белина
Meaning:
  1. whiteness
  2. household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Slovenian
belina
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  • белина / whiteness
Bulgarian
белина
Meaning:
  1. whiteness
  2. household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Lower Sorbian
běliznja
Meaning:
  1. bowl
  2. household bleach
Bulgarian
белина
Meaning in Ukrainian:
  1. білизна, білість / whiteness
  2. household bleach
  3. strong detergent
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Ukrainian
білизна
[біли́зна́]
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  1. бельо / linen, laundry
  2. белина / whiteness

Semasiological Map for *běli(zь)na

*běli(zь)na

Meanings:

‘linen, laundry’
‘whiteness’
‘underwear’
‘bowl’
household bleach’
‘strong detergent’
no such word
no information yet
*běli(zь)na
Meanings
linen, laundry whiteness underwear bowl household bleach strong detergent
Russian белизна+
Ukrainian білизна++
Belarusian бялізна+
Polish bielizna++
Kashubian bielëzna+
Lower Sorbian běliznja++
Czech
Slovak bielizeň+
Slovenian belina+
Croatian bjelina+
Bosnian bjelina+
Serbian белина+
Macedonian белина+
Bulgarian белина+++
Meanings linen, laundry whiteness underwear bowl household bleach strong detergent

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