siny

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *siňь.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

siny (comparative bardziej siny, superlative najbardziej siny, adverb sino)

  1. (derogatory) grayish blue

Usage notes[edit]

Used for the color of bruises (see siniak), very pale skin, such as due to hypothermia or asphyxiation, and rainy sky. Rarely used for color of everyday object in everyday speech, though may be used in literary texts for the pejorative connotations.

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Further reading[edit]

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