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Old Yesterday, 10:00 PM   #15481
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According to the dictionaries, actually the German "Grenze" is... a loan word from Polish.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Grenze

In Polish it comes from "grań", which literally means the peak line of a mountain range. It seems, English uses the French word "aręte" for it. And it means edge or ridge in French.

Grań in Polish meant originally the same as aręte in French.

Czech have "hranica", it's the same word as "granica" in Polish.

I found a text - sadly, it's in Polish - about the etymology of the Polish word "granica" on the website of University of Warsaw: http://www.slowanaczasie.uw.edu.pl/s...esnia-granica/

But it's not a linguistics thread... so if you want to continue the discussion, we could move, at least, to the Roadside Rest Area.
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