wiać

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *vě̀jati, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *wḗˀtei, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wḗh₁ti, from the root *h₂weh₁- (to blow). Cognate to German wehen, Ancient Greek ἄημι (áēmi), Sanskrit वाति (vā́ti) and Avestan 𐬬𐬁𐬌𐬙𐬌(iti).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vjat͡ɕ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -at͡ɕ
  • Syllabification: wiać

Verb[edit]

wiać impf (perfective powiać or wionąć)

  1. (intransitive, of wind) to blow (to produce an air current)
  2. (intransitive, archaic) to blow (to be propelled by an air current)
  3. (transitive, obsolete) to drift in, to overblow (to blow over or accross)
  4. (transitive, agriculture) to winnow (to subject (granular material, especially food grain) to a current of air separating heavier and lighter components)

Verb[edit]

wiać impf (perfective zwiać)

  1. (intransitive, colloquial) to bolt, to scram (to flee)
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:uciekać

Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wiać impf

  1. (intransitive, impersonal) to be perceptible [+instrumental]
    Synonym: zalatywać

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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Related terms[edit]

adjective
adverb
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Further reading[edit]

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