Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/čajьka

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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *čaja +‎ *-ьka, from onomatopoeia of cry *kē. Compare Sanskrit काक (kā́kas, crow), Old High German (crow, jackdaw), Middle Low German (crow, jackdaw).

Unlikely is the theory that it is from *cajьka (biding, chasing), from *čajati/*čajiti.

Noun[edit]

*čajьka f

  1. gull

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