mrówka

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See also: mrówką

Kashubian[edit]

Mrówka.

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of the archaic marwa (ant). Akin to Polish mrówka.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmrofka/
  • Hyphenation: mrów‧ka

Noun[edit]

mrówka f

  1. ant (hymenopteran of the family Formicidae)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Eugeniusz Gòłąbk (2011), “mrówka”, in Słownik Polsko-Kaszubski / Słowôrz Pòlskò-Kaszëbsczi

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of mrowa, from Proto-Slavic *morvъ, from Proto-Indo-European *morwi-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmruf.ka/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mrów‧ka
  • Rhymes: -ufka

Noun[edit]

mrówka f (diminutive mróweczka, augmentative mrówa)

  1. ant, formicid (insect belonging to the family Formicidae)
  2. (by extension) Someone who is hardworking and persistent; a busy bee.

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Further reading[edit]

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