wąż

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See also: Wąż and waz

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *ǫžь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *angias, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éngʷʰis (snake), whence likely English echidna. Baltic cognates include Old Prussian angis, Lithuanian angìs and Latvian odze. Indo-European cognates include Latin anguis, Old High German unc and Old Armenian աւձ (awj).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɔw̃ʂ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔw̃ʂ
  • Syllabification: wąż

Noun[edit]

wąż m anim (diminutive wężyk)

  1. snake, serpent (reptile of the sub-order Serpentes)
    jadowity wążvenomous snake

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

wąż m pers (diminutive wężyk)

  1. (derogatory) snake (treacherous person)
    Synonyms: bazyliszek, żmija
  2. (humorous) husband

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

wąż m inan (diminutive wężyk)

  1. hose, garden hose
    Synonym: szlauch

Declension[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

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