grzywna

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

grzywna (plural grzywnas or grzywny)

  1. (historical) A medieval measure of weight, mainly for silver, formerly used in Central and Eastern Europe.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *grivьna (necklace, later "something precious"). Doublet of hrywna, from Ukrainian гривня (hryvnja).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʐɨv.na/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

grzywna f

  1. fine (payment for breaking the law)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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