Old Polish

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Etymology

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From aza +‎ . First attested in c. 1500.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): (10th–15th CE) /azaːt͡ɕ/
  • IPA(key): (15th CE) /azɒt͡ɕ/

Particle

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azać

  1. interrogative particle: introduces a yes-no question
    • Middle of the 15th century, Rozmyślanie o żywocie Pana Jezusa[1], pages 793–794:
      Pilat... odpowiedział...: Azaciem ja Żyd (numquid ego Judaeus sum Jo 18, 35)?
      [Piłat... odpowiedział...: Azaciem ja Żyd (numquid ego Judaeus sum Jo 18, 35)?]

Derived terms

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conjunction

Descendants

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  • Middle Polish: azać

References

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Polish

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Polish azać. By surface analysis, aza +‎ .

Pronunciation

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Particle

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azać

  1. (Middle Polish) interrogative particle: introduces a yes-no question
  2. (Middle Polish) expresses uncertainty; maybe, perhaps

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Further reading

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  • Maria Renata Mayenowa, Stanisław Rospond, Witold Taszycki, Stefan Hrabec, Władysław Kuraszkiewicz (2010-2023) “azać”, in Słownik Polszczyzny XVI Wieku [A Dictionary of 16th Century Polish]