Polish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Old Czech ofěra, from Middle High German opfer, from Old High German opfar.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɔˈfja.ra/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ara
  • Syllabification: o‧fia‧ra

Noun edit

ofiara f

  1. victim
  2. (religion) sacrifice (offering of material possessions or the lives of animals or humans to a deity as an act of propitiation or worship)
  3. (colloquial, derogatory) blundered, oaf (clumsy or inept person)
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:niezdara

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Belarusian: ахвя́ра (axvjára)
  • Ukrainian: офі́ра (ofíra)

Further reading edit

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