kolek

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See also: kołek and kölek

Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of kůl (“stake”), kůl +‎ -ek. Originally referred also to small wooden cylinders used as seal matrixes,[1] and, from that, to the seal impression. The modern meaning derives from that, as seals proving a paid fee were replaced by special paper labels.[2]

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Noun[edit]

kolek m

  1. revenue stamp
  2. (obsolete) Diminutive of kůl
  3. (obsolete) seal (printing matrix or its impression)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "kolek" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007
  2. ^ "kolek" in Václav Machek, Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, second edition, Academia, 1968

Polish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kolek f

  1. genitive plural of kolka