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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *žìti (stem *živ-; compare Czech žít, Slovak žiť, Old Church Slavonic жити (žiti)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷíh₃weti (to be alive), from *gʷih₃wós (alive), from *gʷeyh₃- (to live). Cognates include Lithuanian gyventi, Sanskrit जीवति (jīvati), Latin vīvō and Ancient Greek ζῶ ().

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żyć impf (perfective pożyć)

  1. (intransitive) to live (be alive)

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NounEdit

żyć n

  1. genitive plural of życie

Further readingEdit

  • żyć in Polish dictionaries at PWN