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zegar

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German seigære (“scales”, later also “clock”), derived from Middle High German seigen (to weigh), possibly related to sīgen (to sink), from Proto-Germanic *sīganą. Alternatively seigen may be derived from Latin exagium. Compare obsolete German Seiger (clock), Yiddish זייגער(zeyger, clock), Hungarian cseger. Compare also German Zeiger (hand of a clock), which is unrelated but may have contributed to the semantic development.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛ.ɡar/
  • (file)

NounEdit

zegar m inan (diminutive zegarek)

  1. clock (an instrument to measure or keep track of time)

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Further readingEdit

  • zegar in Polish dictionaries at PWN