kobieta

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: kobietą

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Considered derogatory until the 19th century; now the standard, neutral word. Origin uncertain; probably either from Old Polish kob (pigpen) or koba (mare); the suffix -ieta is found in some contemporaneous female names (Markieta, Elżbieta, Greta). Displaced niewiasta (now considered poetic) and żona (meaning narrowed down to "wife"). Or may derive from Proto-Slavic *kobь, from Proto-Indo-European *kob-. Akin to Belarusian кабе́та (kabjéta, married woman), (obsolete) Russian кобь (kobʹ)Old Norse happ (good luck)Old Irish cob (victory).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔˈbʲɛ.ta/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

kobieta f

  1. woman

Declension[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Brückner, Aleksander (1927) Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish), Warsaw: Wiedza Powszechna, published 1985, page 241

Further reading[edit]

  • kobieta in Polish dictionaries at PWN