svet

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See also: svět and свет

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *svętъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

svȇt (definite svȇtī, comparative svetiji, Cyrillic spelling све̑т)

  1. holy, saint
  2. sanctified
  3. godly
  4. saintly
  5. inviolable
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *světъ (light; world).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

svȇt m (Cyrillic spelling све̑т)

  1. world
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *světъ (light; world).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

svet m (genitive singular sveta, nominative plural svety, genitive plural svetov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. the world
  2. the cosmos, the universe, all there is
    stvorenie svetathe creation of the world
  3. our own planet, the Earth, the globe
    cesta okolo svetajourney around the world
  4. foreign lands
    ísť do svetaliterally, to go to the world, i.e., to go out exploring other places
  5. people at large, the public
    svet sa mu smejethe world laughs at him, i.e., everyone laughs at him
  6. a type of society, the type of life
    tretí svetthe third world
    svet je už inýit is a different world now
  7. a group of individuals with a common bond
    hokejový svetthe world of hockey
  8. a field or sphere
    myšlienkový svetthe world of ideas
  9. horizons
    otvoril sa mu nový svetnew horizons opened up to him
  10. a realm
    rastlinný svetthe realm of vegetation

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • svet in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *svętъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

svẹ̑t (comparative svetȇjši, superlative nȁjsvetȇjši)

  1. sacred
  2. holy
Inflection[edit]
Hard
masculine feminine neuter
nom. sing. svét svéta svéto
singular
masculine feminine neuter
nominative svét ind
svéti def
svéta svéto
accusative nominativeinan or
genitive
anim
svéto svéto
genitive svétega svéte svétega
dative svétemu svéti svétemu
locative svétem svéti svétem
instrumental svétim svéto svétim
dual
masculine feminine neuter
nominative svéta svéti svéti
accusative svéta svéti svéti
genitive svétih svétih svétih
dative svétima svétima svétima
locative svétih svétih svétih
instrumental svétima svétima svétima
plural
masculine feminine neuter
nominative svéti svéte svéta
accusative svéte svéte svéta
genitive svétih svétih svétih
dative svétim svétim svétim
locative svétih svétih svétih
instrumental svétimi svétimi svétimi

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *světъ (light; world).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

svẹ̑t m inan

  1. the world
  2. the cosmos, the universe, all there is
    stvarjenje svetathe creation of the world
  3. our own planet, the Earth, the globe
    potovanje okoli svetajourney around the world
  4. foreign lands
    iti po svetuliterally, to go on the world, i.e., to go out exploring other places
  5. people at large, the public
    ves svet se mu smejethe whole world laughs at him, i.e., everyone laughs at him
  6. a type of society, the type of life
    tretji svetthe third world
    to je drug svetit is a different world now
  7. a group of individuals with a common bond
    svet hokejathe world of hockey
  8. a field or sphere
    svet idejthe world of ideas
  9. horizons
    odprli so se mu novi svetovinew horizons opened up to him
  10. a realm
    rastlinski svetthe realm of vegetation
Inflection[edit]
Masculine inan., hard o-stem, mobile accent, plural in -ôv-
nom. sing. svét
gen. sing. svetá
singular dual plural
nominative svét svetôva svetôvi
accusative svét svetôva svetôve
genitive svetá svetôv svetôv
dative svétu svetôvoma svetôvom
locative svétu svetôvih svetôvih
instrumental svétom svetôvoma svetôvi

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sъvětъ. Cognate with Serbo-Croatian sávjet/sávet, Russian сове́т (sovét) (from which English soviet).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

svȅt m inan

  1. council
Inflection[edit]
Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. svèt
gen. sing. svéta
singular dual plural
nominative svèt svéta svéti
accusative svèt svéta svéte
genitive svéta svétov svétov
dative svétu svétoma svétom
locative svétu svétih svétih
instrumental svétom svétoma svéti

Further reading[edit]

  • svet”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran