želva

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žьlvъ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel-. Cognate with Upper Sorbian žołwja, Lower Sorbian žołw, Polish żółw, Serbo-Croatian žȇlvā and Slovene žélva.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

želva f

  1. turtle, tortoise, terrapin
  2. (colloquial) old woman (often in sexual context)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Želva

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žьlvъ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel-. Cognate with Upper Sorbian žołwja, Lower Sorbian žołw, Polish żółw, Czech želva and Slovene žélva.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒêːlʋaː/
  • Hyphenation: žel‧va

Noun[edit]

žȇlvā f ‎(Cyrillic spelling же̑лва̄)

  1. sea turtle

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Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:

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Želva

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žьlvъ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel-. Cognate with Upper Sorbian žołwja, Lower Sorbian žołw, Polish żółw, Czech želva and Serbo-Croatian žȇlvā.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

žélva f ‎(genitive žélve, nominative plural žélve)

  1. turtle, tortoise

Declension[edit]