Gdańsk

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See also: Gdansk and Gdaňsk

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Polish Gdańsk.

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Gdańsk

  1. A city on the north coast of Poland.

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Polish[edit]

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Gdańsk

Etymology[edit]

Disputed. Per Vasmer, derived from Gothic *𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌰𐌽𐍃. Eckblom rejects this, and many various etymologists suggest a native Proto-Slavic stem of *gъd- (wet, damp) and point to place names such as Gdynia and Gdecz (modern Giecz) as further reflexes of that stem. Others still suggest a Proto-Baltic stem of *gud- (Baltic reflexes including Old Prussian gudde (forest), gudas (Belarusian: person speaking a foreign language) or Lithuanian gudkarklis (damp pasture), gudobelė (hawthorn). Many etymologists support the Proto-Baltic origin, with an original stem of *Gud- + *-an + *-isk ("place of the forest people").[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡdaɲsk/
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  • Rhymes: -aɲsk
  • Syllabification: Gdańsk

Proper noun[edit]

Gdańsk m inan (abbreviation gdań.)

  1. Gdańsk (the capital city of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kazimierz Rymut, Urszula Bijak, Barbara Czopek-Kopciuch, editors (1999), “Gdańsk”, in Nazwy miejscowe Polski: historia, pochodzenie, zmiany (in Polish), volume 3, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Instytutu Języka Polskiego PAN, →ISBN, page 110

Further reading[edit]

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