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  1. pysankanoun

    A hand-decorated Ukrainian Easter egg with intricate designs.

  2. Etymology: писанка < писати, referring to writing on an egg with a stylus in a wax-resist dyeing process, from pĭsati, related to pĭstrŭ, + feminine ending -ка


  1. pysanka

    The tradition of egg decoration in Slavic cultures originated in pagan times, and was transformed by the process of religious syncretism into the Christian Easter egg. Over time, many new techniques were added. Some versions of these decorated eggs have retained their pagan symbolism, while others have added Christian symbols and motifs. While decorated eggs of various nations have much in common, national traditions, color preferences, motifs used and preferred techniques vary. This is a Central and Eastern European, and not strictly Slavic, tradition since non-Slavic ethnic groups in the area (ex. Hungarians, Lithuanians, Romanians) also practice it.


  1. Pysanka

    A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. Many other eastern European ethnic groups decorate eggs using wax resist for Easter. These include the Belarusians, Bulgarians, Croats, Czechs, Hungarians, Lithuanians, Poles, Romanians, Serbs, Slovaks, Slovenes and Sorbs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pysanka in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pysanka in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    A state of immorality or sin
    • A. ditch
    • B. encumbrance
    • C. sweep
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