wieża

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *věža. Cognates include Slovene veža (hallway), Russian вежа (veža, caravan; tower), Slovak veža (tower).

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wieża f (diminutive wieżyczka)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook

Usage notes[edit]

This word refers exclusively to buildings with military or utility function, not to tall office or residential buildings. For those, the word wieżowiec is used instead.

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