šołta

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Low German Schulte, from Old Saxon sculdhētio (compare German Schultheiß and Old English scyldhǣta), from Proto-Germanic *skuldiz (guilt, obligation) + *haitaną (to address, command).

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šołta m (diminutive šołtka, feminine equivalent šołtowka)

  1. mayor (leader of a city)
    • 2013-08-14, Adelheid Dawmowa, “‚Rostofftiger‘ jo głažany a wobswětoju tyjucy zawod”, Nowy Casnik, vol. 65, no. 33, p. 8:
      Drjenojski šołta Erich Lehmann jo jadnaŕ Towaristwa za pśipšawjenje (Aufbereitung) zasejwužywajobnych maśiznow a recycling.
      Drehnow mayor Erich Lehmann is the director of the Society for the Preparation of Reused Materials and Recycling.

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