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Etymology Edit


The name occurs at least since the 16th century, where it's also Slesien, from Slesien (15th century), earlier Slezien (13th century).

In the 16th century, the name of this region also occurs as Schlesy f as in Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia (which has Presla and later Preßla for the capital Breslau) and as Schlesi f, this from Slesy f, Slesi f (15th century).

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃleːzi̯ən/
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Proper noun Edit

Schlesien n (proper noun, genitive Schlesiens or (optionally with an article) Schlesien, plural (uncommon) Schlesien)

  1. Silesia (a region of Germany and Poland)
    Synonyms: Slesien; Schlesie f, Schlesy f, Schlesi f; Schlesierland, Schlesier Land, Schlesier land; (uncommon) Silesien

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References Edit

  1. ^ Rudolf Fischer. Onomastica slavogermanica. Uniwersytet Wrocławski. 2007. t. [= tom (volume)] XXVI. 2007. str. [= strona (page)] 83