niedźwiedź

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niedźwiedź

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Polish miedźwiedź, from Proto-Slavic *medvědь, the m changing to an n as a result of labial disimilation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɲɛd͡ʑ.vjɛt͡ɕ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛd͡ʑvjɛt͡ɕ
  • Syllabification: niedź‧wiedź

Noun[edit]

niedźwiedź m anim (diminutive niedźwiadek, feminine niedźwiedzica)

  1. bear

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective
adverb
nouns

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

niedźwiedź m pers

  1. (by extension) oaf (oafish person)
  2. (finance) bear (investor who sells in anticipation of falling prices)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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