\ ˈpyäst \
plural -s

Definition of Piast

1 : a member of the first dynasty of Polish rulers that ended with the death of Casimir III in 1370
2a : a member of the native Polish nobility
b : a man of purely Polish descent

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History and Etymology for Piast

after Piast, legendary peasant who was believed to be the founder of the dynasty in the 9th century

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“Piast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Piast. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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