čaj

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See also: caj and çaj

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Sinitic . Cognates include Russian чай (čaj).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

čaj m

  1. tea (the dried leaves or buds of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis)
    kup šáčkový čaj
  2. tea (the drink made by infusing these dried leaves or buds in hot water)
    pila čaj
  3. tea (a variety of the tea plant)
    černé čaje
  4. tea (by extension, any drink made by infusing parts of various other plants)
    bylinkový čaj
    mátový čaj
    heřmánkový čaj

Declension[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • čaj in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • čaj in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Turkish çay, from Chinese (chá).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

čaj m

  1. (literary) tea

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish [Term?] (Turkish çay), from Sinitic .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

čȁj m (Cyrillic spelling ча̏ј)

  1. tea

Declension[edit]


Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian чай (čaj), from Sinitic (chá).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

čaj m (genitive singular čaju, nominative plural čaje, declension pattern of dub)

  1. tea

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • čaj in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Serbo-Croatian čaj, borrowed to replace tẹ́ (which is now dialectal), which had been borrowed from German Tee.

Noun[edit]

čáj m inan (genitive čája, nominative plural čáji)

  1. tea

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