Talk:rosa

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Slavic plurals[edit]

Are the plurals of rosa in the Slavic languages (Czech, Polish, Slovene, and Serbo-Croatian) really used? If so, what must their specific meaning then be? --JorisvS 21:08, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes. Meaning: instance of a dew (see dew, sense #2). Basically all uncountable nouns have countable senses when referring to a specific instance, or when used metonymically. --Ivan Štambuk 21:12, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
Is the 'an instance of' in this case general or more specific (e.g. that one would be able to count dews on objects, but not dews over the days)? --JorisvS 21:33, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
Search indicates that it's usually used to refer to instances of dew occurrence across time periods. --Ivan Štambuk 21:44, 26 June 2010 (UTC)