"riddle" (literally "hidden words")
"Garude lava" (pl. m.; "garudo lav", sing. - lit. "hidden word"), in Slovak Roma communities often used in the plural even when designating only one riddle; synonym: "hadka" (Slov.). "Phenav tuke ajse garude lava, so len na džaneha avri te učharel" – "I'll give/ask you a riddle that you won't be able to solve". Riddles were a very popular genre of traditional oral culture of Servika Roma story tellers. Adults as well as children enjoyed them.
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