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PolishEdit

 
Ratusz we Wrocławiu

EtymologyEdit

Either a Borrowing from Middle High German rathus or a Borrowing from Middle Low German rathûs. 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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