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    pollex
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    There are many close words in Latin and in Slavic languages.
    Let us compose here their list.

    Of cause we should try to avoid the words which were just borrowed by Slavs from Latin language and also words common to all Indo-European languages (such as numerals).

    For example:

    Latin:
    domus – “home”

    Slavic:
    dom (pl), дом (ru) – “home”

    #473841

    NikeBG
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    @nikebg

    Latin: agnus (lamb)
    Slavic: agne/jagnje (lamb)

    Latin: ovis (sheep)
    Slavic: ovtsa/ovce (sheep)

    Btw, in regards to your example, the famous line “Romani ite domum”* in Bulgarian would be “Romei/rimlyani, idete si (u) doma”.
    *In case there’s anyone here who hasn’t watched Monty Python’s Life of Brian:

    #473867

    pollex
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    @pollex

    Latin:
    vita – “life”
    vivus – “alive”

    Slavic:
    життя (ua) – “life”
    живой (ru) – “alive”

    #473997

    pollex
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    @pollex

    Latin:
    mortuus – “dead”

    Slavic:
    мёртвый (ru) – “dead”

    #474187

    pollex
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    @pollex

    Latin:
    porcus – “pig”

    Slavic:
    порося (ua) – “piglet”

    #474203

    NikeBG
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    @nikebg

    Latin: vino (wine)
    Slavic: vino (wine)

    Although this seems to be true for nearly all European IE languages (except for Greek and Albanian)…

    #474256

    pollex
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    @pollex

    @nikebg
    I doubt that ancient Slavs made wine. In my opinion it’s rather a loanword from Latin.
    The same about Germanic languages.

    And Latin word is “vinum”, “vino” is Italian.

     

    #474257

    pollex
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    @pollex

    Latin:
    canis – “dog”

    Slavic:
    щеня (ua) – “puppy”

    #474557

    pollex
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    @pollex

    Latin:
    columbus – “dove, male pigeon”

    Slavic:
    gołąb [golomb] (pl) – “dove, pigeon”

    #474560

    pollex
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    @pollex

    Latin:
    caballus – “nag”

    Slavic:
    kobyla(cz), кобыла(ru) – “mare”

    #474680

    pollex
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    @pollex

    Latin:
    curva – “curve”

    Slavic:
    крива (ua) – “curve”
    корова (ua) – “cow”

    #474684

    pollex
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    @pollex

    Latin:
    genes – “birth”

    Slavic:
    žena (cz), жена (bg) – “woman”

    #474904

    pollex
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    @pollex

    Latin:
    sol – “sun”

    Slavic:
    солнце (ru) – “sun”

    #474969

    pollex
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    @pollex

    Latin:
    vesper – “evening”

    Slavic:
    večer(cz), вечер(ru) – “evening”

    #475001

    RoyHoots
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    @royhoots

    Latin: scribo – “to write or to scratch on paper by stylus”.

    Slavic: шкребти(ua) – “to scratch”

    More Latin definitions are on UK EduBirdie. Also, I use wiktionary.org for studying Latin.

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