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Month Names

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Author(s): Reindl, Donald
Most modern Slavic languages (Bosnian, Bulgarian, Lower Sorbian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Russian, Rusyn, Slovak, Slovene, and Upper Sorbian) have month names derived from Latin, but several (Belarusian, Croatian, Czech, Kashubian, Polish, and Ukrainian) have Slavic names. Although five of these languages are contiguous, there are no other shared distribution patterns for current Slavic month systems by Slavic branch, Catholicism versus Orthodoxy, past political affiliation, or typical adstrata. Isolated Latin names occur in Polish ( marzec ‘March’, maj ‘May’) and Ka ( môj
Date: 2020-05-22

Slovene

(4 words)

Author(s): Reindl, Donald
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Date: 2020-05-22

Day Names

(795 words)

Author(s): Reindl, Donald
The Slavic system of day names is a historical hybrid: an older numerical five-day week (Monday–Friday) was expanded by two days (Saturday and Sunday) into a seven-day week with the adoption of Christianity. The semantic bases of the day names are uniform across the Slavic languages with the sole exception of Ru voskresenʹe ‘Sunday’, literally ‘resurrection (day)’.Monday (PSl * ponedělьnikъ ‘after Sunday’; see below) is a compound, possibly modeled on Go afarsabbatē dags ‘Sunday’, literally ‘after the Sabbath’ (or Gr προσάββατον prosábbaton ‘Friday’, literally ‘before the Sa…
Date: 2020-05-22