See also: ulicą, ulicã, and ûlica

Old Polish

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *ulica. First attested in 1258.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): (10th–15th CE) /ulʲit͡sa/
  • IPA(key): (15th CE) /ulʲit͡sa/

Noun

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ulica f (related adjective uliczny)

  1. (attested in Greater Poland, Lesser Poland) street (road between houses in a village)
    • 1877-1999, Franciszek Piekosiński, Antoni Gąsiorowski, Henryk Kowalewicz, Ryszard Walczak, Tomasz Jasiński, Izabela Skierska, editors, Kodeks dyplomatyczny Wielkopolski. Codex diplomaticus Maioris Poloniae [Diplomatic Code of Greater Poland], volume I, Greater Poland, page 308:
      Adiungimus eciam sibi domum in civitate penes plateam, que vocatur Thkaczka ulicza
      [Adiungimus eciam sibi domum in civitate penes plateam, que vocatur Thkaczka ulica]
    • 1939 [end of the 14th century], Ryszard Ganszyniec, Witold Taszycki, Stefan Kubica, Ludwik Bernacki, editors, Psałterz florjański łacińsko-polsko-niemiecki [Sankt Florian Psalter]‎[2], Krakow: Zakład Narodowy imienia Ossolińskich, z zasiłkiem Sejmu Śląskiego [The Ossoliński National Institute: with the benefit of the Silesian Parliament], pages 17, 46:
      Iaco bloto vlicz (platearum) sgladzø ie
      [Jako błoto ulic (platearum) zgładzę je]
  2. mistranslation of the ambiguous Latin vīcus as 'street' instead of 'village'
    • 1977-1980 [1471], Wanda Żurowska-Górecka, Vladimír Kyas, editors, Mamotrekty staropolskie [Old Polish-Latin Dictionaries and wordlists], page 267:
      Vliczie vicos (dimitte illos, ut euntes in proximas villas et vicos emant sibi cibos Marc 6, 36)
      [Ulice vicos (dimitte illos, ut euntes in proximas villas et vicos emant sibi cibos Marc 6, 36)]

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Descendants

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  • Masurian: ûlica
  • Polish: ulica
  • Silesian: ulica

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Polish

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Polish ulica.

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Noun

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ulica f (diminutive uliczka, abbreviation ul.)

  1. street (road between houses)
  2. (metonymically) street (people on a street)
  3. (colloquial, sociology) public opinion (society as an exponent of views and assessments of current political, social, and cultural life)
    Synonyms: opinia publiczna, vox populi
  4. (obsolete) crowd; urban proletariat
  5. (obsolete) path in a park or garden
    Synonym: ścieżka

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Trivia

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According to Słownik frekwencyjny polszczyzny współczesnej (1990), ulica is one of the most used words in Polish, appearing 11 times in scientific texts, 163 times in news, 20 times in essays, 53 times in fiction, and 18 times in plays, each out of a corpus of 100,000 words, totaling 265 times, making it the 197th most common word in a corpus of 500,000 words.[1]

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  1. ^ Ida Kurcz (1990) “ulica”, in Słownik frekwencyjny polszczyzny współczesnej [Frequency dictionary of the Polish language]‎[1] (in Polish), volume 2, Kraków, Warszawa: Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Języka Polskiego, page 628

Further reading

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  • ulica in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ulica in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • Maria Renata Mayenowa, Stanisław Rospond, Witold Taszycki, Stefan Hrabec, Władysław Kuraszkiewicz (2010-2023) “ulica”, in Słownik Polszczyzny XVI Wieku [A Dictionary of 16th Century Polish]
  • ULICA”, in Elektroniczny Słownik Języka Polskiego XVII i XVIII Wieku [Electronic Dictionary of the Polish Language of the XVII and XVIII Century], 31.10.2018
  • Samuel Bogumił Linde (1807–1814) “ulica”, in Słownik języka polskiego[3]
  • Aleksander Zdanowicz (1861) “ulica”, in Słownik języka polskiego, Wilno 1861[4]
  • J. Karłowicz, A. Kryński, W. Niedźwiedzki, editors (1919), “ulica”, in Słownik języka polskiego (in Polish), volume 7, Warsaw, page 279

Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *ulica.

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ȕlica f (Cyrillic spelling у̏лица)

  1. street

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Silesian

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Polish ulica.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /uˈlit͡sa/
  • Rhymes: -it͡sa
  • Syllabification: u‧li‧ca

Noun

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ulica f (diminutive uliczka, related adjective uliczny)

  1. street

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adverb

Further reading

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Slovak

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *ulica.

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Noun

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ulica f (genitive singular ulice, nominative plural ulice, genitive plural ulíc, declension pattern of ulica, related adjective uličný)

  1. street

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Further reading

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  • ulica”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Slovene

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *ulica.

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Noun

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úlica f

  1. street

Inflection

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The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. úlica
gen. sing. úlice
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
úlica úlici úlice
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
úlice úlic úlic
dative
(dajȃlnik)
úlici úlicama úlicam
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
úlico úlici úlice
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
úlici úlicah úlicah
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
úlico úlicama úlicami

Further reading

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  • ulica”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran