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Ratusz we Wrocławiu

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from either Middle High German rathus or Middle Low German râthûs. High German was spoken in the south of modern Poland, Low German in the north. Final -sz, that is /ʂ/, reflects /s̺/, which was the pronunciation for -s in both languages.

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NounEdit

ratusz m inan

  1. town hall, city hall
  2. (metonymically) the government of a city

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