běły

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See also: bely and bėly

Lower Sorbian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bělъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰēlHs (white surface or stain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

běły (comparative bělšy, superlative nejbělšy)

  1. white
  2. clean, pure
    běłe zgłoa clean shirt
    běłe rubišćoa clean tablecloth

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Further reading[edit]

  • běły in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • běły in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Upper Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bělъ.

Adjective[edit]

běły

  1. white

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