kobieta

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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").

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Noun[edit]

kobieta f

  1. woman

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References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

  • kobieta in Polish dictionaries at PWN