gódy

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *gody, plural of *godъ ‎(proper time, holiday), related to obsolete Dutch gaden ‎(to fit, correspond).

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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