królik

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Calque of Middle High German küniklīn, küniglin, from Latin cunīculus (rabbit), from Ancient Greek κύνικλος (kúniklos). On the German ground, the Latin cunīculus was mistakenly associated with küniklīn (king) (modern König) and interpreted by folk etymology as "little king". By surface analysis, król +‎ -ik.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkru.lik/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ulik
  • Syllabification: kró‧lik

Noun[edit]

królik m anim (diminutive króliczek, feminine królica)

  1. rabbit (mammal)
  2. (derogatory, rare) Diminutive of król
    • 1832, Adam Mickiewicz, “Objaśnienia poety [Author's notes]”, in Dziady część III [Forefathers' Eve Part III], published 1920, page 269:
      Odebranie rządów Gruzji jenerałowi Jermołow, którego imie u Rossjan było bardzo popularne, uważano za rzecz ważniejszą niż zwycięstwo nad jakim królikiem europejskim.
      The deposition of general Yermolov, whose name was very popular among the Russians, from the post of the governor of Georgia was regarded as more important than a victory over some European kinglet.
    • 1923, Janusz Korczak, chapter 51, in Król Maciuś Pierwszy [King Matt the First], page 360:
      Ooo, król idzie, królik. O, jaki malutki! Płaczesz, króliku Maciusiu? Chodź, nosek ci utrzemy.
      "Oooo," they shouted. "There goes the king, the little king. He's so little, little King Matt, you're crying. Come here and we'll wipe your nose." [transl. by Richard Lourie]

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective
noun

Descendants[edit]

  • Russian: кролик (krolik), кро́ликъ (królik)
    • Bezhta: [script needed] (korolik)
    • Ingrian: kroolikka
  • Yiddish: קראָליק(krolik)

Further reading[edit]

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