чука

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Macedonian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Albanian çukë.

Noun[edit]

чука ‎(čukaf

  1. peak

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

чука ‎(čukaimpf ‎(perfective чукне)

  1. (transitive) to knock, strike, beat
  2. (intransitive) to throb, beat (e.g. heart)

Conjugation[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *čuka, *čukъ. Compare Lithuanian čiùkaras ‎(sharp rock), dialectal Bulgarian чукара ‎(čukára) and dialectal Serbian чу̀кара ‎(sharp rock). According to some others, the word is borrowed from pre-Slavic substratum due to the fact that it's absent in western Slavdom. However, Albanian çukë is not a vestige of Illyrian, but a borrowing from Slavic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃûka/
  • Hyphenation: чу‧ка

Noun[edit]

чу̏ка f ‎(Latin spelling čȕka)

  1. (regional) hill or hillock on one side extremely steep, and the other milder sloped
  2. (regional) hilltop
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃûka/
  • Hyphenation: чу‧ка

Noun[edit]

чу̏ка f ‎(Latin spelling čȕka)

  1. (slang, regional) clock, watch
  2. (slang, regional) heart
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • чука” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Skok, Petar (1971) Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika (in Serbo-Croatian), volume 1, Zagreb: JAZU, page 340
  • Sławski, Franciszek, editor (1976) Słownik prasłowiański (in Polish), volume II, Wrocław: Polska Akademia Nauk, page 285