Day, ut ia pobrusa, a ti poziwai

The Book of Henryków is the earliest document to include a sentence written entirely in what can be interpreted as Old Polish – Day, ut ia pobrusa, a ty poziwai, meaning „let me grind, and you have a rest“, written around 1270, here highlighted in red. The medieval recorder of this phrase, the Cistercian monk Peter of the Henryków monastery, noted „Hoc est in polonico“ („This is in Polish“).

Pozwól, że ja będę mełł, a ty odpocznij.

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