Katowice

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See also: Kątowice

English

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Etymology

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Polish Katowice. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkatəˈviːtsə/, enPR: kăt'ə-vētʹsə
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌkɑtəˈvitsə/, enPR: kä'tə-vētʹsə
  • Hyphenation: Ka‧to‧wi‧ce

Proper noun

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Katowice

  1. A city in southern Poland; capital of the Silesian Voivodeship.
    • 1848, The New Central European Observer, volume 2, page 117:
      Any English traveller approaching Katowice will be strongly reminded of Lancashire.
    • 1922, United States Department of Commerce, Commerce Reports, volume 3, page 47:
      Trains from Warsaw to Vienna now go by the shorter route from Warsaw to Katowice instead of via Cracow.
    • 2006, Valentina Croci, The New Europe, volume 76, page 104:
      On visiting Katowice in southwest Poland, Jeremy Melvin met up with Archistudio, the architects of a substantial new judicial precinct that is due for completion in 2008.

Translations

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Polish

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Katowice

Etymology

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Uncertain. There are two theories. Most likely, it comes from the nickname kat (executioner, hangman), used to describe the first settler. The second theory is that it is from the word kąt (angle).[1]

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ka.tɔˈvi.t͡sɛ/
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  • Rhymes: -it͡sɛ
  • Syllabification: Ka‧to‧wi‧ce

Proper noun

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Katowice nvir pl (related adjective katowicki)

  1. Katowice (the capital city of the Silesian Voivodeship, Poland)

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References

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Further reading

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  • Katowice in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Katowice in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • Katowice in PWN's encyclopedia