gódy

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *gody, plural of *godъ ‎(proper time, holiday).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡɨdɨ], [ˈɡɛdɨ]

Noun[edit]

gódy pl ‎(plurale tantum)

  1. Christmas
  2. (euphemistic) unemployment

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The meaning ‘unemployment’ is found primarily in the following phrases:

  • gódy daś ‘to fire’, literally ‘to give Christmas’
  • gódy dostaś ‘to be fired’, literally ‘to get Christmas’
  • gódy wześ ‘to quit, resign’, literally ‘to take Christmas’

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