PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *-avь. Cognates include Russian -авый (-avyj).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.vɨ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -avɨ
  • Syllabification: a‧wy

SuffixEdit

-awy m

  1. weakens an adjective to which it is appended; -ish
    słony + ‎-awy → ‎słonawy
  2. (dated, chemistry) -ous
    arsen + ‎-awy → ‎arsenawy

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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