атакъэ

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Adyghe[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Northwest Caucasian *t:aq:a. Cognate with Kabardian адакъэ (aadaaqe), Ubykh táqa.[1][2][3]

The second meaning is a semantic loan from Russian петух (petux).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔataːqa]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

атакъэ (aataaqe)

  1. rooster, cock
  2. (slang) gay person; a homosexual

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Абдоков, А. И. (1973) Фонетические и лексические параллели абхазско-адыгских языков [Phonetic and lexical parallels of the Abkhaz-Adyghean languages]‎[1] (in Russian), Nalchik: Elbrus, page 39
  2. ^ Nikolayev, S. L.; Starostin, S. A. (1994), “*t:aq:a”, in A North Caucasian Etymological Dictionary, Moscow: Asterisk Publishers
  3. ^ Ḳvaxaʒe, Aleksandre (2014), Merab Čuxua, editor, Čerkezul ena-ḳilo-tkmata semanṭiḳur-šedarebiti leksiḳoni [The Comparative-Semantic Dictionary of Circassian Languages and Dialects] (in Georgian), Tbilisi, page 77