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3 – licznik
4 – mianownik


From mianować +‎ -nik. Calque of Latin nōminātīvus.

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  • IPA(key): /mjaˈnɔv.ɲik/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔvɲik
  • Syllabification: mia‧now‧nik


mianownik m inan

  1. (grammar) nominative
  2. (arithmetic) denominator (number or expression written below the line in a fraction)
    Coordinate term: licznik
    wspólny mianownikcommon denominator
    najniższy wspólny mianownikleast common denominator


Further reading[edit]

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