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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
  2. tomcat, male cat


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  • 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


  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “кот”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “кот”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 435
  • Trubačev O. N., editor (1984), “*kotъ I”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 11, Moscow: Nauka, page 209ff