Gudija

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Lithuanian[edit]

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Gudija

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Etymology[edit]

From Lithuanian gudas (Belarusian), from southeastern dialectal gudėti (start speaking another dialect or language). The prior meaning is believed to have been "foreigner, unable to speak Lithuanian"[1] (compare Proto-Slavic *němьcь (foreigner, non-Slav, specifically of Germanic peoples) from *němъ (mute, unclear or incomprehensible speaker)), and later narrowed to refer to East Slavic peoples specifically.

Further etymology unclear, but possibly from Gothic *𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌰 (*guta, Goth), first adopted to refer to the Goths, then - to foreign peoples in general[2].

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Gùdija f

  1. Belarus (a country in Europe)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “Dėl Gudijos pavadinimo”, in VLKK[1], National Commission on the Lithuanian Language, 2021, archived from the original on 2022-01-01
  2. ^ “Gudai”, in VLE[2], Visuotinė lietuvių enciklopedija, (please provide a date or year)