świnia

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See also: świnią

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *svinьja, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sū-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɕfʲi.ɲa/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

świnia f (diminutive świnka, świneczka)

  1. pig
  2. (derogatory) traitor, disloyal person
  3. (slang) girlfriend

Usage notes[edit]

Sense #3 is used in the dresiarz subculture as a term of endearment that incorporates deliberately over-the-top misogyny.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

świnia

  1. inflection of świni:
    1. feminine nominative singular
    2. feminine vocative singular

Further reading[edit]

  • świnia in Polish dictionaries at PWN