Fwd: : Re: [Slovak-World] Re: word for "father"
> It is " Otce Nas " for our Father. In Slovak it is "Otec".You're right, George, but Biblical texts preserve many ancient
features (consider the English "who _art_ in Heaven," etc.), so the
prayer is actually _Otc~e na's~_ in Slovak, too, although that is not
how Slovaks would address their own fathers. Note also the
old-fashioned placement of the adjective "ours" after the noun
"Father," not before it as is common today.
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