PolishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • bidny (colloquial, uncommon)

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *bědьnъ. By surface analysis, bieda +‎ -ny.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbjɛd.nɨ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛdnɨ
  • Syllabification: bied‧ny

AdjectiveEdit

biedny (comparative biedniejszy, superlative najbiedniejszy, adverb biednie)

  1. poor (with no possessions or money)
    Synonyms: goły, niebogaty, skromny, ubogi
    Antonyms: bogaty, zamożny
  2. poor (used to express pity)

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Further readingEdit

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