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See also: pisac and pisa?

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *p?sati, *pisati, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pei?-, from Proto-Indo-European *pey?- ("to paint, draw"), whence English paint and picture.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'p?i.sat/
  • (file)

Verb

pisa? impf (perfective napisa?)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to write (to form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate)
  2. (transitive) to write (to compose a text for written or printed reproduction or publication)
  3. (intransitive) to write (to engage in written conversation)
  4. (intransitive) to write (to be an author)
  5. (transitive, intransitive) to write, to take (to fill in a written exam)
  6. (colloquial) to say (to indicate in a written form)
    Gazety pisz? zgo?a co innego.
    The newspapers say something entirely different.
  7. (colloquial, proscribed, impersonal) to say, to state, to read (to indicate in a written form)
    Na ich stronie internetowej pisze, ?e urz?dzenie jest wykonane z komponentów najwy?szej jako?ci.
    Their website says that the device is built of top-tier quality components.
    Na etykiecie wyra?nie pisze, do czego s?u?y urz?dzenie.
    The label clearly states what the device is designed for.

Conjugation

Usage notes

  • Unlike in other Slavic languages (Slovene pisati, Serbo-Croatian pisati, Macedonian (pi?uva), Bulgarian ? (pi?a)), the last sense is generally not considered to be standard in Polish, and it is stigmatized as "incorrect" by Polish prescriptive authorities. The sanctioned way of expressing the "to indicate in a written form" meaning is jest napisane (passive voice of napisa?) or napisano (impersonal past).
Derived terms

Further reading

  • pisa? in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Upper Sorbian

Etymology

Cognates include Lower Sorbian pisa?.

Verb

pisa? (imperfective, perfective napisa?)

  1. to write

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