πολωνέζα

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French polonaise (dance of Poland).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /po.loˈne.za/
  • Hyphenation: πο‧λω‧νέ‧ζα

NounEdit

πολωνέζα (polonézaf (plural πολωνέζες)

  1. (dance, dances) polonaise; Polish dance in triple time
  2. (music) polonaise; music for this dance.

Usage notesEdit

  • Among Greek musicians and dancers the french word and pronunciation is more common.
  • Obsolete spelling, seen at old Greek scores: πολωναίζα (πολωνικός (polonikós) πολων- + ‑αίζα, a closer transliteration of French ‑aise from polonaise). Considered as misspelling.
  • The rare phonetic spelling πολονέζα is considered as misspelling.

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