Mazurski płatek – znaczenie i pochodzenie wyrazu
Masurian płatek – the meaning and etymology of the word
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The vocabulary item płatek appeared in the poem by Masurian folk author Jan Domasz O teraźniejszych modach. It can be assumed from the context that it was used as a noun that can be defined as ‘a piece of cloth worn around the head or neck – a scarf or a bandana’. The other word that was used to describe a piece of clothing protecting the head was myca. The item płatek was a diminutive of płat. Both mentioned words have many meanings in the Polish language as well as in other Slavic languages. The primary meaning of the word was ‘a piece of cloth’ that led to the creation of the word płatek and the word płacić (to pay) as cloth was used by the Slavic people as the currency.
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