Niemiecki etymology


Polish word niemiecki comes from Proto-Slavic *němъ, and later Proto-Slavic *němьčьskъ (German.)

Etymology of niemiecki

Detailed word origin of niemiecki

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*němъ Proto-Slavic (sla-pro) Dumb, mute (not able to speak). Unclear or incomprehensible speaker, muttering, mammering.
*němьcь Proto-Slavic (sla-pro) Foreigner, non-Slav. Specifically, a German (someone who speaks a Germanic language).
*němьčьskъ Proto-Slavic (sla-pro) German.
niemiecki Polish (pl) German (language) German.