pilíř

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French pilier or Italian piliere,[1] from Vulgar Latin pīlāre from Latin pīla.[2]

Noun[edit]

pilíř m inan

  1. pillar
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Etymology 2[edit]

Calque of French pilier, from rugby rules translated from French into Czech by Ondřej Sekora in 1926.

Noun[edit]

pilíř m anim

  1. (rugby) prop (a player of the front row, supporting the hooker in the scrum)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "pilíř" in Václav Machek, Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, second edition, Academia, 1968
  2. ^ "pilíř" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007