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- December 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm #344933
I'm very confused about this question.I f someone knows,help me please. ??? ??? ???December 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm #407499
I guess it is the same.December 27, 2012 at 2:46 pm #407500
I also think it is the same godDecember 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm #407501
East Slavic – ORu. Dažьbog" proper name
West Slavic – OPl. Dadzibog proper name
Compound of the imperative *dadjь (' *dàti) and ' *bog".January 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm #407502
Yes, it is the same god. Here is a thought. Bog is the word for god. In early cultures bogs (the swampy/marshy kind) were sacred places where sacrificial items were thrown and even some burials performed. Did we get the modern word bog from the old word for god and if so, which group started it? Just a thought that has been bugging me ???January 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm #407503
youre mixing up different languages
bog in english = something like swamp
bog/boh in slavic languages = god
no relation except that they sound similar.January 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm #407504
What are different Slavic names or terms for swamp (or in English bog) ???January 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm #407505
for example… slovak mokrina, močiar, czech močál, mokřina…
theyre slavic words and swamp is an english word. of course theyre different, nothing surprising about that.January 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm #407506
AFAIK Polish bagno (marsh) is of Germanic origin (an old one, probably dating from the Slavic expansion).
Of course we have also other names, for example mokradło (wetland).January 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm #407507
AnonymousQuote:AFAIK Polish bagno (marsh) is of Germanic origin (an old one, probably dating from the Slavic expansion).
Of course we have also other names, for example mokradło (wetland).
That's what I thought. I knew bog was an imported word to the English language, but all I was getting was the Scottish word bogach (soft ground). It is possible that it is a coincidence that the words are so similar. But I think it was a term once used as sacred or connected with god or holy since some peoples used bogs as places of offerings and sacrifices. The origin may be so old as to have been lost in the mists of time?January 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm #407508
so slavic word for a deity (bog, boh) is supposed to have roots in modern english synonym for a swamp (bog) because some people long ago used to throw things and sacrifice people in mud…
i lost my words :-X
you drink too much or what 😮January 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm #407509
Than we can say that the English word for God comes from the Serbian "Гад" meaning "the scoundrel". In Russian the same word means "skunk".January 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm #407510
AnonymousQuote:so slavic word for a deity (bog, boh) is supposed to have roots in modern english synonym for a swamp (bog) because some people long ago used to throw things and sacrifice people in mud…
i lost my words :-X
you drink too much or what 😮
Reverse what you think I said.
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