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wieże

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *věža. Cognates include Slovene veža (hallway), Russian вежа (veža, caravan; tower), Slovak veža (tower).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvʲɛ.ʐa/
  • (file)

NounEdit

wieża f (diminutive wieżyczka)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook

Usage notesEdit

This word refers exclusively to buildings with military or utility function, not to tall office or residential buildings. For those, the word wieżowiec is used instead.

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See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Polish · bierki szachowe (layout · text)
           
król hetman, królowa, dama wieża goniec, laufer skoczek, koń, konik pion, pionek

Further readingEdit

  • wieża in Polish dictionaries at PWN