PolishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *-ьstvo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /stfɔ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes:
  • Syllabification: stwo

SuffixEdit

-stwo n

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a neuter noun, usually an abstract noun denoting a relation, social status, scientific discipline, quality or a state. Corresponding to English -hood, -ness or -dom
    brat + ‎-stwo → ‎braterstwo

DeclensionEdit

SuffixEdit

-stwo vir

  1. (literary) Suffix appended to words to create a title or position and their wife
    ambasador + ‎-stwo → ‎ambasadorstwo

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

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