I suggest it should be noted that kurwa is a very strong swear, comparable to english "whore", not just the "usual" word for prostitute - also it is as versitale in its use and expresive nature as the word "fuck" is in english
It has similar meaning in hungarian ;)
should this be linked to [kurva] ? (I'm not familiar with wiktionary, so haven't done so).
- Yes, it probably had "bitch, slut" overtones all the way back to Common Slavic period 1400 yeary ago ^_^. Click on the link to appendix in the ===Etymology=== section - it will give you the list of cognates in other Slavic languages, and links to Romanian and Hungarian loanwords. --Ivan Štambuk 07:36, 17 June 2008 (UTC)