shaving of groom

Iskrica 1

49 (a) u sɤ̀butə gud’èžə vič’ərtɤ̀ e brɤsnèltə i drùgija d’èn səbàlən
The betrothal is Saturday. In the evening is the shaving [of the groom]. The next morning

57 (KK) a brɤs nə brəsnèlata kvò se e pràilu
And the – the shaving? How was that done?

58 (a) əmi pàk sə igràe kətu ubrɤ̀snət tàm zèt’ə mu nəpràjət ədèt’ə
Well, they dance again when they shave the groom, they perform the custom.

59 (a) i zəvàt’ət də igràjət igràjət dukət kəndìsət dukɤ̀t sə stəmnì
Then they start to dance, and dance until they drop, until it gets dark.

60 (KK) raskaži tòčno kàk e kvò pretstavl’àva brɤsnèlata
Tell me exactly what the shaving consisted of.

61 (a) əmi brəsn’èltə ubrɤ̀snəd zèt’a pulèjət mu də sə umìi i xuròtu pòčvə
The shaving – they shave the groom. They pour water to wash him, and the dance starts.

62 (a) mùzikətə pòčvə də svìri nə xurò i zəvàtət də igràjət vèč hurò
The music starts to play dance tunes, and they start to dance the round dance,

63 (a) i tvà e brəsn’èltə sìčkutu svɤ̀rdzənu də ìmə veselbà
and that’s the shaving. It’s part of the overall [goal], to be joyous.

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Recommended Model for Citations

Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (http://www.bulgariandialectology.org, visited on 1 March 2016)
Babjak 1: 13-15. In: Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (http://www.bulgariandialectology.org, visited on 1 March 2016)

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