See also: polak, polák, Polák, and Pólak

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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Polish Polak. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /poːˈlɑk/
  • Hyphenation: Po‧lak
  • Rhymes: -ɑk

Proper nounEdit

Polak

  1. A surname​.

FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Polish Polak.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɔ.lak/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Polak m (plural Polaks)

  1. (slang) Polack (person of Polish descent)

SynonymsEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *pȍľe (field) +‎ -ak.[1][2][3]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Polak m pers (feminine Polka)

  1. Pole

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: Polack
    • English: palooka (probably; but see that entry for another theory)
  • Danish: polak
  • Finnish: polakki
  • French: polaque
  • Italian: polacco
  • Norwegian: polakk
  • Portuguese: polaco
  • Spanish: polaco
  • Swedish: polack

Proper nounEdit

Polak m pers or f

  1. A masculine surname​.
  2. A feminine surname​.

DeclensionEdit

Masculine surname:

The feminine surname is indeclinable.

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See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “Pole”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  2. ^ Kraitsir, C. V. (1837). The Poles in the United States of America: Preceded by the Earliest History of the Slavonians, and by the History of Poland. United States: Kiderlen and Stollmeyer, p. 64
  3. ^ Kalman, B., Virágos, Z., Kálmán, B. (1978). The world of names : a study in Hungarian onomatology. Hungary: Akadémiai Kiadó, p. 107