See also: Bocian

Old English

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *bōkōną.

Pronunciation

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Verb

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bōcian

  1. to give by charter, to charter

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  • Middle English: booken, boken

Polish

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bocian

Etymology

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Inherited from Old Polish bocian, from Proto-Slavic *botьjanъ.

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Noun

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bocian m animal (female equivalent bocianica, diminutive bocianek)

  1. stork (any bird of the genus Ciconia)
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:bocian
    młode bocianyyoung storks
    dzikie bocianywild storks
    pierwsze bocianythe first storks
    bocian na/w gnieździea stork in a nest
    bocian na łącea stork in a meadow
    pisklę bocianaa stork hatchling
    dziób bocianathe beak of a stork
    głowa bocianathe head of a stork
    nogi bocianathe legs of a stork
    szyja bocianathe neck of a stork
    gniazdo bocianaa stork's nest
    ochrona bocianastork protection
    para bocianówa pair of storks
    klekot bocianówthe clacking of storks
    miłośnik bocianówa stork enthusiast
    liczenie bocianówcounting storks
    spis bocianówa list of storks
    liczba bocianówthe number of storks
    populacja bocianówthe stork population
    zobaczyć bocianato see a stork
    uratować bocianato save a stork
    obserwować bocianyto stork-watch
  2. Skeffington's daughter (type of torture device)
  3. (children's folklore) stork (mythical bringer of babies to families)
    wierzyć w bocianyto believe in storks
    bocian przynosi dziecia stork brings children

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Further reading

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

Slovak

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *botьjanъ.

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Noun

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bocian m anim (genitive singular bociana, nominative plural bociany, genitive plural bocianov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. stork

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Further reading

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  • bocian”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024