Old Polish

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Etymology

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From bałwan +‎ -stwo. First attested in the 15th century.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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bałwaństwo n

  1. (religion) idolatry
    • 1880-1894 [Middle of the 15th century], Sprawozdania Komisji Językowej Akademii Umiejętności[1], volume V, page 266:
      Balwanstwo ydolatria
      [Bałwaństwo ydolatria]
  2. (religion, collective, attested in Southern Borderlands) idols, graven images
    • 1880-1894 [Middle of the 15th century], Sprawozdania Komisji Językowej Akademii Umiejętności[2], volume I, Lviv, page 104:
      Nye bądzmy balwanstw modlę dawayączy ne efficiamini ydolatre (neque idololatrae efficiamini I Cor 10, 7)
      [Nie bądźmy bałwaństwu modłę dawający ne efficiamini ydolatre (neque idololatrae efficiamini I Cor 10, 7)]
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Descendants

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  • Polish: bałwaństwo

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Polish bałwaństwo. By surface analysis, bałwan +‎ -stwo.

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bałwaństwo n

  1. (colloquial) blockheadism
    Synonym: głupota
  2. (colloquial, collective) blockheadeds
  3. (colloquial) blockheadedness
  4. (Middle Polish) idolatry
    Synonyms: bałwochwalstwo, idolatria

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