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Polish ‘bielizna’

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

  • linen, laundry
  • underwear

Semasiological map for ‘*běli(zь)na’

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

Polish ‘bielizna’:

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

NB: No information yet for Upper Sorbian.

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

Semasiological Map for *běli(zь)na

*běli(zь)na

Meanings:

‘linen, laundry’
‘whiteness’
‘underwear’
‘bowl’
household bleach’
‘strong detergent’
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*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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