Proper Noun

  • country in Eastern or Central Europe (continent) (varies with sources)


  • 1560s. From Pole + land, from German Pole, singular of Polen, from Polish Polanie, from Proto-Slavic *poľane, plural of *poľaninъ, from *poľe + *-ěninъ, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂-.

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