куча

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See also: кӯча

Bulgarian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Byzantine Greek κουκκιά pl (koukkiá, beans). Cognate with Old East Slavic кутья (kutĭja, kutia).

Attested as кoуциꙗ (koucija) in Church Slavonic texts.

Noun[edit]

куча́ (kučáf

  1. (dialectal, Eastern Orthodoxy) kutia (boiled grains given for commemoration of deceased people)
    Synonym: жито за помен (žito za pomen)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • куча in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1986), “кучя (куч'а)”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 173

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkut͡ɕə]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kuča.

Noun[edit]

ку́ча (kúčaf inan (genitive ку́чи, nominative plural ку́чи, genitive plural куч)

  1. heap, pile
  2. a lot (a large amount)
  3. (computing) heap
    фибона́ччиева ку́чаfibonáččijeva kúčaFibonacci heap
    выделе́ние па́мяти в ку́чеvydelénije pámjati v kúčeallocating memory on the heap
  4. (vulgar) piece of…
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “куча”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old East Slavic куча (kuča), from Proto-Slavic *kǫťa. Doublet of ку́ща (kúšča), a borrowing from Old Church Slavonic.

Noun[edit]

ку́ча (kúčaf inan (genitive ку́чи, nominative plural ку́чи, genitive plural куч)

  1. (dialectal) a hut made of human-height poles covered with dirt

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