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  • heh. what a rich phrase "modro more" becomes.

    oh--speaking of 'plav': in SBC it means 'blond', which was odd to me until I saw the etymology for the English word "blue", which is tied up with the Latin 'flavus', meaning--yellow!

    April 28, 2009

  • By a quirk of etymology, this word in Slovene means not only blue, but also "wise" (in the neuter singular). In Slovene the nasal o of Proto-Slavic evolved into the simple o, whereas in other South Slavic and East Slavic languages, it became u. Hence, "wise" ( in SBC is mudro, in Russian, мудро (mudro). Perhaps this is one reason why Slovene and SBC both borrowed the German word blau, reshaping it as plav.

    April 27, 2009

  • a shade of blue. it shares its root with 'modrica', which means 'bruise'. We always describe the colour of the sea as 'modro', the colour of bruises.

    April 27, 2009