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See also: pisac and pisač



From Proto-Slavic *pьsati, *pisati, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *peiś-, from Proto-Indo-European *peyḱ- (to paint, draw), whence English paint and picture.


  • IPA(key): /ˈpʲi.sat͡ɕ/
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pisać impf (perfective napisać, indeterminate pisywać)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to write (to form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate)
  2. (transitive) to write (to compose a text for written or printed reproduction or publication)
  3. (intransitive) to write (to engage in written conversation)
  4. (intransitive) to write (to be an author)
  5. (transitive, intransitive) to write, to take (to fill in a written exam)
  6. (colloquial) to say (to indicate in a written form)
    Gazety piszą zgoła co innego.
    The newspapers say something entirely different.
  7. (colloquial, proscribed, impersonal) to say, to state, to read (to indicate in a written form)
    Na ich stronie internetowej pisze, że urządzenie jest wykonane z komponentów najwyższej jakości.
    Their website says that the device is built of top-tier quality components.
    Na etykiecie wyraźnie pisze, do czego służy urządzenie.
    The label clearly states what the device is designed for.


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Further reading[edit]

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

Upper Sorbian[edit]


Cognates include Lower Sorbian pisaś.


pisać (imperfective, perfective napisać)

  1. to write