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"A bear and honey."

Translation:Ведмідь і мед.

June 13, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

Why isn’t it відмідь і мід? The vowel doesn’t change even though those are closed syllables.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Molly359032

I wonder if the word for bear comes from "one who eats honey"...Anybody?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

It does. Just like in Germanic languages, a bear being a scary beast, the original word was replaced by a euphmeism at some point in the past.

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