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MONTHS

Gosia
2010-08-26
16:36
MONTHS
I've started learn polish, it's complicated but I like it :) but there is one thing very interesting - names of months. Not every but a few names is almost the same in different languages but polish has his own names. Do you know why? For example september (spanish - septiembre) in polish is sierpien.
Gosia
2010-08-28
09:57
I'm not sure but is question of histry of our lenguage and a lot of this name is conected with 4 seasons and changes of fauna and flora. It is said that kwiecień (april) it's time of blooming of flowers and bloom in polish is kwitnąć.
Gosia
2010-08-31
17:09
[quote:olga]I'm not sure but is question of histry of our lenguage and a lot of this name is conected with 4 seasons and changes of fauna and flora. It is said that kwiecień (april) it's time of blooming of flowers and bloom in polish is kwitnąć.[/quote]


hmmm, it's realy interesting, maybe every month has his own histry of his name? I'll look for more information, hope I'll find something more in internet
Gosia
2010-08-31
17:15
[quote:danny][quote:olga]I'm not sure but is question of histry of our lenguage and a lot of this name is conected with 4 seasons and changes of fauna and flora. It is said that kwiecień (april) it's time of blooming of flowers and bloom in polish is kwitnąć.[/quote]


hmmm, it's realy interesting, maybe every month has his own histry of his name? I'll look for more information, hope I'll find something more in internet[/quote]
Gosia
2010-08-31
17:19
I hope you find answer for your question :) maj (may) and marzec (march) sound almost like in english.
Joanna_Polish_Centre
2012-02-06
17:33
Hello :)
If it is interesting for you...
STYCZEŃ is from "stykać". It means... connect, meet.... It is the time when Old Year and the New one meet, connect, that's why January is styczeń :)
LUTY - many many many years ago this word had a meaning - 'very bad, freezing, cruel'. And it's true (now you can see that) - this month is really really cold in Poland, so "luty" is February.
MARZEC - it is from latin language. In ancient Rome, March was a month of god of war (Mars) and planet Mars who was shining the most at that time.
KWIECIEŃ - because of kwiat, kwiaty - flowers :) It's really beautiful, colourful and warm month.
MAJ - because of Maja, godness from Rome. Month of love, full of happiness etc.
CZERWIEC - there is a small insect called "czerwiec' who was used to get red pigment.
LIPIEC - it's because of 'lipa' (a kind of tree) which is blooming in July :)
SIERPIEŃ - "sierp" means "sickle". Years ago we were using it to cut grain, cereal.
WRZESIEŃ - it's because of violet flowers called "wrzosy".
PAŹDZIERNIK - "paździerz" - years ago it was a linen straw to make a clothes.
LISTOPAD - 'liść'+'opadać'= falling leaves.
GRUDZIEŃ - "gruda" it was freezing earth. Years ago ;)

Best,
Joanna :)
margaretK
2012-02-07
12:58
I like an explanation of Joanna_Polish_Centre. It is really interesting. I didn't know before what exactly means the name of every months.
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