Word of the Day

Friday, December 19, 2014

Service and religion

Funny how the same word in Slavic and Germanic can be interpreted differently according to language. Czech náboženství and Slovak náboženstvo mean religion, but Polish nabożeństwo means a religious service, as the Polish word for religion is religia. German Godsdienst, service, looks like Dutch godsdienst, but the latter means religion (religie is also used).