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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.



Probably from Latin cattus (see here for further etymology).


*kotъ m

  1. cat


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  • East Slavic: котъ ‎(kotŭ)
  • South Slavic:
    • Bulgarian: dial. кот ‎(kot) (obsolete)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic: rare кот (obsolete)
      Latin: rare kot (obsolete)
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: dial. kot
    • Kashubian: kòt
    • Polish: kot
    • Slovak: dial. kot
    • Slovincian: kot
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: kót


  • кот in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv
  • кот” in Pavel Černyx (1999), Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 2 vols (3rd ed.), Moscow: Publishing House "Russian Language", volume 1, page 435
  • “*kotъ I” in Oleg Trubačóv (ed.) (1974–), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages], Moscow: Nauka, volume 11, page 209ff