okoun

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pan-Slavic, derived from oko (eye) with uncertain motivation.[1] Possibly derived from the fact that eyes of a perch fished up from a large depth tend to bulge out because of the sudden pressure change.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

okoun m

  1. perch

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ okoun in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2007
  2. ^ okoun in Václav Machek, Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, second edition, Academia, 1968