pjero

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

pjero

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pero, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ (feather, wing), from *peth₂- (to fly). The sense ‘spring’ is a semantic loan from German Feder.

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Noun[edit]

pjero n (diminutive pjerko)

  1. feather (branching, hair-like structure that grows on the bodies of birds)
  2. nib (tip of a pen)
  3. spring (device made of flexible material)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Arnošt Muka (1921, 1928), “ṕero”, in Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow (in German, Russian), St. Petersburg, Prague: ОРЯС РАН, ČAVU; Reprinted (in German)Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2008
  • pjero in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.