grzywna

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

grzywna (plural grzywnas or grzywny)

  1. (historical) A medieval measure of weight, mainly for silver, formerly used in Central and Eastern Europe.

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *grivьna (necklace, later "something precious"). Doublet of hrywna, from Ukrainian гривня (hryvnja).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʐɨv.na/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɨvna
  • Syllabification: grzyw‧na

NounEdit

grzywna f

  1. fine (payment for breaking the law)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

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