kostka

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See also: Kostka, kôstka, and kostką

Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kostъka (small bone), since dice were made of bones (Proto-Slavic *kostь).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kostka f

  1. die (polyhedron used in games of chance)
    Pokud se nemůžeš rozhodnout, hoď si kostkou.If you can't decide, roll a die.
  2. cube (object more or less in the form of a cube)
    Stačí jedna kostka cukru.One cube of sugar is enough.

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kostka in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • kostka in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Polish[edit]

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kostka brukowa (#7)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kostъka (small bone), since dice were made of bones (Proto-Slavic *kostь); equivalent to kość +‎ -ka.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔst.ka/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔstka
  • Syllabification: kos‧t‧ka

Noun[edit]

kostka f (diminutive kosteczka)

  1. Diminutive of kość (bone).
  2. die (polyhedron used in games of chance)
    Synonym: kość
  3. cube (object more or less in the form of a cube)
    Kostka RubikaRubik's Cube
    kostka loduice cube
  4. (anatomy) knuckle
  5. (anatomy) ankle
  6. (informal, music) pick, plectrum (a small piece of plastic, metal, ivory, etc. for plucking strings)
    Synonyms: plektron, piórko
  7. cobble, cobblestone
    Synonym: kostka brukowa

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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