żreć

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See also: žrec

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žerti[1], from Proto-Balto-Slavic *gerˀtei (devour, lap up), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerh₃- (devour).

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian gerti (to drink), Latvian dzer̂t (to drink).

Indo-European cognates include Old English acworren, Proto-Germanic *kwerraną (devour), Avestan 𐬔𐬀𐬭- (gar-, swallow up), Old Armenian կերի (keri, I ate), Ancient Greek βιβρώσκω (bibrṓskō, eat up), βορά (borá, food), Latin vorō (I devour), Sanskrit गिरति (giráti, devour). See also gardło (throat) and źródło (source).

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Verb[edit]

żreć impf (perfective zeżreć)

  1. (colloquial, pejorative) to gorge, to stuff oneself, to eat greedily
  2. to eat (of animals)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 559. ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6