zvati

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Lojban[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In Lojbanized spelling.

Pronunciation[edit]

Gismu[edit]

zvati (rafsi zva)

  1. (be (present/located)) at; x1 (object/event) is at/attending/present at x2 (event/location [refers to a nonce location for an object/activity that is mobile])
    la jan. cu zvati le barja
    Zhang is at the bar.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The gismu zvati has a simplest gloss translation of "be" as in "be (located at)": it need not have any connotation of purposefully or intentionally being somewhere as in "attend (an event)" or "be present (at an assembly)".

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *zъvati, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰew-

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zʋâti/
  • Hyphenation: zva‧ti

Verb[edit]

zvȁti (Cyrillic spelling зва̏ти) impf.

  1. (transitive, intransitive, reflexive) to call
  2. (transitive, intransitive) to summon
  3. (transitive, intransitive) to invite (for a visit, wedding, guest etc.)

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