socha

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Czech *socha meant “mast, pillar, column” and was derived from Proto-Slavic *soxa (crotch of a tree, trunk ending with a branch stub) with unsure origins.[1] The current Czech and Slovak meaning derives from the fact such pillars in homes were ornamented with wood carvings.[2]

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Noun[edit]

socha f

  1. statue
  2. sculpture (work of art)

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References[edit]

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

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *soxa, from Proto-Indo-European *sokh₂o-. Cognate with Upper Sorbian socha, Polish socha, Czech socha (statue, sculpture), Serbo-Croatian soha, and Ukrainian соха (soxa).

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Noun[edit]

socha f (diminutive soška)

  1. crotch of a tree
  2. branched support pole

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Slovak[edit]

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Noun[edit]

socha f (genitive singular socha, nominative plural socha), declension pattern žena

  1. statue
  2. sculpture (work of art)

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