rzeczpospolita

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

rzecz ‎(thing) +‎ pospolity ‎(common), calque of Latin rēs publica ‎(public affair)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʐɛt͡ʂpɔsˈpɔʎita/

Noun[edit]

rzeczpospolita f ‎(abbreviation rzplita)

  1. (archaic) republic or commonwealth

Usage notes[edit]

The word is nowadays nearly always used in reference to the official name of the Republic of Poland, Rzeczpospolita Polska (abbrev. RP). Other examples: Rzeczpospolita Obojga Narodów Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania, Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa Polish People's Republic (abbrev. PRL). See Rzeczpospolita for other usages.

Declension[edit]

May be declined either as two separate words or as one word with adjectival declension. Both forms are considered correct.

Two-word declension:

One-word declension: