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WHICH AUNT IS THE WUJENKA IN POLISH?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
1 Jul 2008 #1
If stryjenka is paternal aunt, ciotka is maternal aunt, then who is the wujenka?
drops - | 3
1 Jul 2008 #2
Wujenka was used in Old Polish and it meant "wife of mother's brother" (at least wiki says so).
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
1 Jul 2008 #3
If the father's sistrer is a stryjenka, does that make the outsider she marries a stryj, or is he simply a wujek?
Krzysztof 2 | 973
2 Jul 2008 #4
In modern Polish everyone is just "wuj/wujek", we hardly use those older terms like stryj, stryjenka, wujenka, at least not my generation, and I'm almost 40 :)

But you're wrong here. Sisters (both on your fahter's and your mother's side) were called "ciotka/ciocia", so in your case she wouldn't be stryjenka, but ciocia and her husband - wuj/wujek.

Stryj was only father's brother, stryjenka that brother's wife. I know it's sexist :)
jacobiswuj
11 Jan 2009 #5
Ahh, but don't forget terms like pociot, ciotka's husband.
steevenusx
3 Jan 2010 #6
And then there is the "naciot" - the "husband" of the father's sister ("stryjenka")
ofkinn
13 Jan 2010 #7
Is WUJ a brother of DZIADEK or BABCIA from mother's side?
Is SRYJNA a sister of DZIADEK or BABCIA from father's side?
Is WUJNA a sister of DZIADEK or BABCIA from mother's side
IS STRYJENKA a sister of father or wife of STRYJEK?
strzyga 2 | 993
13 Jan 2010 #8
Come on people, these names are hardly ever used in contemporary Polish, it's just wuj/ciotka. Read what Krzysztof wrote above.

For those who would still like to know just for the sake of it, look at the pink and purple diagram halfway through the page:

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relacja_rodzinna


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