-stwo

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Old Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *-ьstvo.

Suffix[edit]

-stwo

  1. Forms abstract or collective nouns.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Polish: -stwo

Polish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Polish -stwo, from Proto-Slavic *-ьstvo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stfɔ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes:
  • Syllabification: stwo

Suffix[edit]

-stwo n

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a neuter noun, usually an abstract noun denoting a relation, social status, scientific discipline, quality or a state. Corresponding to English -hood, -ness or -dom
    brat + ‎-stwo → ‎braterstwo

Declension[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-stwo vir

  1. (literary) Suffix appended to words to create a title or position and their wife
    ambasador + ‎-stwo → ‎ambasadorstwo

Declension[edit]

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See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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