liška

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See also: liska, líska, and líška

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪʃka/
  • Hyphenation: liš‧ka

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *lisa, *lisъ. Nowadays form of the expression liška was probably also influenced by Proto-Slavic *lichъ (bad), maybe because the original word was taboo. Etymology of the expression *lisъ is not clear. It is often connected with Lithuanian lãpė, Latvian lapsa, Irish lois, Latin vulpes, Ancient Greek ἀλώπηξ (alṓpēks), Old Armenian աղուէս (ałuēs) (all meaning "fox") and Sanskrit लोपाश (lopāśa, a kind of jackal).[1] The fungus of the genus Cantharellus acquired the name due to the similar colour of their most popular species Cantharellus cibarius.

Noun[edit]

liška f

  1. fox
  2. female fox
  3. fox (fur)
  4. chanterelle (Cantharellus), genus of fungi in the Cantharellaceae family
  5. fox (cunnig person)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "liška" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, ISBN 978-80-7335-393-3, page 382.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

liška

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *lišьka. Cognate with Upper Sorbian liška, Czech liška, Polish liszka. More distantly related to Old Church Slavonic лисъ (lisŭ), Serbo-Croatian lìsica,Russian лис (lis).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈliʃka/, [ˈlʲiʃka]

Noun[edit]

liška f

  1. fox

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • liška in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • liška in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Upper Sorbian[edit]

Noun[edit]

liška f

  1. fox

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