stoczny

English translation: stagnant

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Polish term or phrase:stoczny
English translation:stagnant
Entered by: Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.

22:41 Mar 26, 2018
Polish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - History / Political history
Polish term or phrase: stoczny
. . . wtrącono ich, setkami do piwnic ratusza, gdzie stali po kostki w cuchnących wodach stocznych i krwi własnej tak gęsto napchani, że się dusili.

. . . hundreds were thrown into the basement of the city hall, where they stood up to their ankles in reeking stagnant water mixed with their own blood, crammed in so densely that they suffocated.

This sentence comes from an article written in 1906 by democratic socialist Rosa Luxemburg about the worker uprising in Paris in June 1848. The city hall is the City Hall of Paris.

Karłowicz et al. lists stoczny:

[Stoczny] obfity, suty: Stoczna kolacja.

But those meanings don't seem to fit the sentence.
Joseph Muller
United States
Local time: 20:09
stagnant
Explanation:
Stagnant water (niem. standwasser) jest woda stojąca, nie stoczna. Podejrzewam literówkę.
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stojąca
stagnant


Explanation:
Stagnant water (niem. standwasser) jest woda stojąca, nie stoczna. Podejrzewam literówkę.

Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
United States
Local time: 20:09
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