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From Proto-Slavic *paziti.


па́зя (pázja) first-singular present indicativeimpf (perfective па́звам)

  1. (transitive) to guard, to protect
    Synonym: пастря (pastrja)
  2. (transitive, dialectal) to watch over, to look after
    Synonym: наглеждам (nagleždam)
  3. (transitive) to preserve, to keep
    пазя мълчаниеpazja mǎlčanieto keep silence
    пазя тайнаpazja tajnato keep secret
  4. (transitive) to maintain, to make
    пазя заветpazja zavetto cast a shadow (over)
  5. (reflexive with се) to watch out, to pay attention (for potential threats)


Derived terms[edit]


  • пазя”, in Речник на българския език [Dictionary of the Bulgarian Language] (in Bulgarian), Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2014
  • Duridanov, I. V.; Racheva, M.; Todorov, T. A., editors (1996), “пазя”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 5 (падѐж – пỳска), Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Pubg. House, →ISBN, page 11