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See also: jezyk, ježyk, jeżyk, and jězyk


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From Proto-Slavic *ęzykъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *inźūˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s, whence English tongue and language.


  • IPA(key): /ˈjɛ̃.zɨk/
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język m inan (diminutive języczek, augmentative jęzor)

  1. tongue (the fleshy muscular organ in the mouth of a mammal)
  2. language (a method of interhuman communication)
    Synonym: mowa
  3. language, tongue (the conventional system of communication used by a particular community)
  4. language (the parlance of a particular specialist field)
  5. language (a particular style or manner of expression; idiom)
  6. (computing) language, programming language
  7. tongue of a shoe


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Further reading[edit]

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