bałwan

Old PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *balъvanъ, *bъlvanъ. [First attested in the 14th century.]

NounEdit

bałwan m

  1. (religion) idol, graven image
  2. salt block of a certain size

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

adjective
noun

DescendantsEdit

  • Polish: bałwan

ReferencesEdit


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bałwan

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old Polish bałwan, from Proto-Slavic *balъvanъ, *bъlvanъ. [First attested in the 14th century.][1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaw.van/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -awvan
  • Syllabification: bał‧wan

NounEdit

bałwan m anim (diminutive bałwanek, feminine bałwanica)

  1. snowman (figure made of snow)

NounEdit

bałwan m anim

  1. (religion, dated, in some compounds) idol, graven image
    Synonym: idol
  2. (hunting) stuffed black grouse or figure used as a lure

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

bałwan m inan

  1. (literary) foamy sea wave
  2. (archaic, historical) large block, chunk, or column (of salt, lead, tin, ice, smoke, etc.)

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

bałwan m pers (feminine bałwanica)

  1. (colloquial, derogatory) galoot, blockhead, moron, idiot
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:głupiec

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Derived termsEdit

adjectives
adverb
nouns
verbs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ B. Sieradzka-Baziur, editor (2011–2015), “bałwan”, in Słownik pojęciowy języka staropolskiego [Conceptual Dictionary of Old Polish] (in Polish), Kraków: IJP PAN, →ISBN

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