łańcuch

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łańcuch

Etymology

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Borrowed from Old Czech lancúch, from an unattested compound of Middle High German lanne and Middle High German zug, the former from Old High German lanna, from Vulgar Latin lanna, from Latin lāmina, the latter from Proto-Germanic *tugiz.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈwaɲ.t͡sux/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -aɲt͡sux
  • Syllabification: łań‧cuch

Noun

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łańcuch m inan (diminutive łańcuszek)

  1. chain (series of interconnected rings or links)
  2. tinsel (very thin decorative strips of a glittering, metallic material, often strung on to thread and used as a decoration on Christmas trees)
    Synonym: girlanda
  3. chain (series of interconnected things)
  4. chain of events
  5. (chemistry) chain of atoms
  6. (order theory, set theory) chain (totally ordered subset)
  7. (computing) string (sequence of consecutive text characters)

Declension

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Belarusian: ланцу́г (lancúh)
  • Russian: ланцу́г (lancúg)
  • Ukrainian: ланцю́г (lancjúh)

Further reading

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  • łańcuch in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • łańcuch in Polish dictionaries at PWN