biec

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *běťi (stem *běg-), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰegʷ-. Cognate with Lithuanian bė́gti (to run) and Ancient Greek φέβομαι (phébomai, to flee).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

biec impf (perfective pobiec)

  1. (intransitive) to run (of living things: to move quickly on foot)
    Pies biegnie do swojego pana.
    The dog runs to his master.
  2. (intransitive) to run (to form a route)
    Te tory kolejowe biegną do starego portu.
    These railway tracks run to the old port.

Conjugation[edit]

(archaic conjugation)

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Usage notes[edit]

Biec is in the class of Polish concrete verbs. Its counterpart, biegać is an abstract verb.

Further reading[edit]

  • biec in Polish dictionaries at PWN