See also: Kurz

CzechEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the past participle of Latin curro.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkurs]
  • (file)

NounEdit

kurz m

  1. course (period of learning)
  2. course (direction of movement of a vessel)
  3. rate (in exchange rate)

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kurz in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kurz, from Old High German kurz, from Proto-West Germanic *kurt, from Latin curtus. Compare also native Old High German *skurz, scurz and Middle High German schurz. Cognate with English curt, Swedish kort.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kʊʁt͡s/, [kʰʊɐ̯t͡s]
  • (file)
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

kurz (comparative kürzer, superlative am kürzesten)

  1. short, brief
  2. concise

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

kurz

  1. briefly, in short

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kurz” in Duden online

Old High GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *kurt, a very late borrowing from Latin curtus, therefore forms with and without shift of -t-. Compare a similar situation in German Pforte.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

kurz

  1. short

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle High German: kurz, korz, kurt

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Deverbal of kurzyć. Compare Czech kouř.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kurz m inan

  1. dust

Usage notesEdit

There are two words that overlap semantically with English dust. The first one is kurz, which refers to airborne dust that settles on things as a form of pollution. The second is pył, which is neutral and refers to any very finely divided solid substance. For instance, the phrase I swiped the dust from the shelves would be equivalent to Starłem kurz z półek, but the compound coal dust would be translated as pył węglowy.

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

kurz

  1. second-person singular imperative of kurzyć

Further readingEdit

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