kurwa

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See also: kurva, kùrwa, kurwą, and курва

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Noun[edit]

kùrwā f (possessed form kùrwar̃)

  1. soul

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kury, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂ros (loved), from *keh₂-. Cognate with Latin cārus, Latvian kārs. See also Czech kurva.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kurwa f (diminutive kurewka, augmentative kurwisko)

  1. (vulgar) prostitute
  2. (offensive, vulgar) whore, slut, bitch; term of abuse for women
    • Jan Kochanowski, Na matematyka
      Ziemię pomierzył i głębokie morze, / Wie, jako wstają i zachodzą zorze, / Wiatrom rozumie, praktykuje komu — / A sam nie widzi, że ma kurwę w domu.
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Interjection[edit]

kurwa

  1. (vulgar) fuck!, shit!, damn!
    Kurwa, mówiłem, żebyś tego nie ruszał!
    Fuck! I told you not to touch this!
  2. (vulgar) used as intensifier
    Do każdej pierdółki potrzebna jest zgoda kierownika? To już jest, kurwa, jakiś absurd.
    You need the manager's approval even for the most trivial shit? That's just fucking absurd.
  3. (vulgar) used as filler
    Dušan kurwa zamknij kibel!
    Dušan fucking close the toilet!

Usage notes[edit]

  • In many cases it is used to spontaneously express discomfort, anger or pain.
  • Random insertion of kurwa as fillers into sentences is associated with the lower social classes.

Upper Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kury.

Noun[edit]

kurwa f

  1. whore, prostitute
  2. bitch