Svet
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Svet
See also: sv?t and ?

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *sv?t?.

Pronunciation

Adjective

sv?t (definite sv?t?, comparative svetiji, Cyrillic spelling )

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

Etymology 2

From Proto-Slavic *sv?t? ("light; world").

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

sv?t m (Cyrillic spelling )

  1. world
Declension
Derived terms

Slovak

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *sv?t? ("light; world").

Pronunciation

Noun

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 sveta - the creation of the world
  3. our own planet, the Earth, the globe
    cesta okolo sveta - journey around the world
  4. foreign lands
    ís? do sveta - literally, to go to the world, i.e., to go out exploring other places
  5. people at large, the public
    svet sa mu smeje - the world laughs at him, i.e., everyone laughs at him
  6. a type of society, the type of life
    tretí svet - the third world
    svet je u? iný - it is a different world now
  7. a group of individuals with a common bond
    hokejový svet - the world of hockey
  8. a field or sphere
    my?lienkový svet - the world of ideas
  9. horizons
    otvoril sa mu nový svet - new horizons opened up to him
  10. a realm
    rastlinný svet - the realm of vegetation

Declension

Derived terms

Further reading

  • svet in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Slovene

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *sv?t?.

Pronunciation

Adjective

svt (comparative svet?j?i, superlative n?jsvet?j?i)

  1. sacred
  2. holy
Inflection
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

From Proto-Slavic *sv?t? ("light; world").

Pronunciation

Noun

svt m inan

  1. the world
  2. the cosmos, the universe, all there is
    stvarjenje sveta - the creation of the world
  3. our own planet, the Earth, the globe
    potovanje okoli sveta - journey around the world
  4. foreign lands
    iti po svetu - literally, to go on the world, i.e., to go out exploring other places
  5. people at large, the public
    ves svet se mu smeje - the whole world laughs at him, i.e., everyone laughs at him
  6. a type of society, the type of life
    tretji svet - the third world
    to je drug svet - it is a different world now
  7. a group of individuals with a common bond
    svet hokeja - the world of hockey
  8. a field or sphere
    svet idej - the world of ideas
  9. horizons
    odprli so se mu novi svetovi - new horizons opened up to him
  10. a realm
    rastlinski svet - the realm of vegetation
Inflection
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

From Proto-Slavic *s?v?t?. Cognate with Serbo-Croatian sávjet/sávet, Russian (sovét) (from which English soviet).

Pronunciation

Noun

sv?t m inan

  1. council
Inflection
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

  • "svet", in Slovarji In?tituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramov?a ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

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