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Polish ‘czajka’

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

  • peewit, lapwing (Polish "czajka" can be used as a true friend of Russian "чайка" when referring to the play "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov; in this case, the Polish "czajka" means "seagull" and not "peewit.")

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The database has information related to this term for Belarusian, Czech, Russian and Ukrainian.

Polish ‘czajka’:

  • The Polish meaning ‘peewit, lapwing’ is shared by Czech čejka.
  • The meaning ‘seagull’ (not present in Polish ‘czajka’, translated as ‘mewa’) is attested in Belarusian чайка and Russian чайка.
  • The meaning ‘Northern lapwing’ (not present in Polish ‘czajka’) is attested in Ukrainian чайка.
Polish
czajka
Meaning in Belarusian:
  • каня / peewit, lapwing (Polish "czajka" can be used as a true friend of Russian "чайка" when referring to the play "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov; in this case, the Polish "czajka" means "seagull" and not "peewit.")
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Belarusian
чайка
Meaning in Polish:
  • mewa / seagull
Polish
czajka
Meaning:
  • peewit, lapwing (Polish "czajka" can be used as a true friend of Russian "чайка" when referring to the play "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov; in this case, the Polish "czajka" means "seagull" and not "peewit.")
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Czech
čejka
Meaning:
  • peewit, lapwing
Polish
czajka
Meaning in Russian:
  • чибис / peewit, lapwing (Polish "czajka" can be used as a true friend of Russian "чайка" when referring to the play "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov; in this case, the Polish "czajka" means "seagull" and not "peewit.")
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Russian
чайка
Meaning in Polish:
  • mewa / seagull
Polish
czajka
Meaning:
  • peewit, lapwing (Polish "czajka" can be used as a true friend of Russian "чайка" when referring to the play "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov; in this case, the Polish "czajka" means "seagull" and not "peewit.")
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Ukrainian
чайка
Meaning:
  • Northern lapwing

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*čajьka

Meanings:

‘seagull’
‘peewit, lapwing’
‘Northern lapwing’
no such word
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*čajьka
Meanings
seagull peewit, lapwing Northern lapwing
Russian чайка+
Ukrainian чайка+
Belarusian чайка+
Polish czajka+
Polish "czajka" can be used as a true friend of Russian "чайка" when referring to the play "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov; in this case, the Polish "czajka" means "seagull" and not "peewit."
Czech čejka+
Meanings seagull peewit, lapwing Northern lapwing

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