куче

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Morphologically formed as ку́чак (kúčak) (obsolescent) +‎ (-e), originally meaning puppy. Attested (as Old Church Slavonic коучѧ (kučę)) in the Manassian chronicles, 14th century.

Further origin uncertain. Hypotheses include:

See also Bulgarian кутре́ (kutré, pinky finger; puppy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

A dog (a Labrador)

ку́че (kúčen (feminine ку́чка, related adjective ку́чи or ку́чешки)

  1. Diminutive of ку́чак (kúčak)
  2. dog (usually a male one)
    Synonym: пес (pes)

Declension[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • куче in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • куче in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Čitanka.Info)
  • куче”, in Georgiev Vl. I., editor, Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1986, page 168

Further reading[edit]

  • куч-куч”, in Georgiev Vl. I., editor, Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1986, page 167

Macedonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkut͡ʃɛ]
  • Hyphenation: ку‧че

Noun[edit]

куче (kučen (plural кучиња, diminutive кученце, кутре)

  1. dog

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Koneski, Kiril, “куче”, in Правописен речник на македонскиот литературен јазик (Pravopisen rečnik na makedonskiot literaturen jazik) [Orthographic Dictionary of the Macedonian literary language] (in Macedonian), "Prosvetno delo", 1999, page 198
  • куче” in Дигитален речник на македонскиот јазик (Digitalen rečnik na makedonskiot jazik) [Digital dictionary of the Macedonian language]

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ку́че (kúčef inan

  1. dative/prepositional singular of ку́ча (kúča)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kût͡ʃe/
  • Hyphenation: ку‧че

Noun[edit]

ку̏че n (Latin spelling kȕče)

  1. young dog; puppy

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