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to press down — to choke

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Type Cognates
Language 1 Russian
Language 2 Czech
Lexeme 1 davit'
Lexeme 2 dávit
Meaning 1 to press
Meaning 2 to strangle, to press [Павлович 1976: 64]
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Comment Czech. dávit seems not to have meaning A. The Bulg. давя, Mac. дави, Serb. давити only have meanings 'strangle'. In Rus. давить means only 'press'. However., cf. The Rus. Удавиться (hang oneself).