wieża

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Polish[edit]

wieże

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *věža. Cognates include Slovene veža ‎(hallway), Russian вежа ‎(veža, caravan; tower), Slovak veža ‎(tower).

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Noun[edit]

wieża f ‎(diminutive wieżyczka)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook

Usage notes[edit]

This word refers exclusively to buildings with military or utility function, not to tall office or residential buildings. For those, the word wieżowiec is used instead.

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Chess pieces in Polish · bierki szachowe (layout · text)
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król hetman, królowa, dama wieża goniec, laufer skoczek, koń, konik pion, pionek