PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German hwīla, from Proto-Germanic *hwīlō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷyeh₁- (to rest). Compare German Weile, English while.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxfʲi.la/
  • (file)

NounEdit

chwila f (diminutive chwilka)

  1. moment, instant
    Synonym: moment

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DescendantsEdit

  • Belarusian: хві́ля (xvílja)
  • Ukrainian: хви́ля (xvýlja)

Further readingEdit

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