Godzilla

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See also: Godzillą

English[edit]

Gdzilla!!!.jpg

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese ゴジラ (Gojira), blend created for the movie from the words ゴリラ (gorira, gorilla) and (kujira, whale).

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Godzilla

  1. A fictional Japanese monster (kaiju) from a series of science-fiction films.
    • 2012 May 20, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      What other television show would feature a gorgeously designed sequence where a horrifically mutated Pierre and Marie Curie, their bodies swollen to Godzilla-like proportions from prolonged exposure to the radiation that would eventually kill them, destroy an Asian city with their bare hands like vengeance-crazed monster-Gods?

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Noun[edit]

Godzilla (plural Godzillas)

  1. (figuratively) Anything that is an extremely large or dramatic example of its type.
    a Godzilla of a tower building
    • 2009, P. J. O'Rourke, Peace Kills[2], Atlantic Books, →ISBN:
      Aren't we supposed to be a big, terrifying country, a Godzilla of capitalism wrecking the globe?

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl
Godzilla

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Godzilla, from Japanese ゴジラ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɔˈd͡ʑil.la/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -illa
  • Syllabification: Go‧dzil‧la

Proper noun[edit]

Godzilla m anim

  1. Godzilla

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Further reading[edit]

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