Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/koktu

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This Proto-Finnic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Finnic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly akin to Udmurt кӧт (köt, belly, stomach, body cavity), кӧто (köto, pregnant), Komi-Permyak кӧта (köta, pregnant (of cow)); a common Proto-Finno-Permic root *koktɜ could be reconstructed.

Noun[edit]

*koktu

  1. womb

Descendants[edit]

  • Estonian: kõht
  • Finnish: kohtu
  • Karelian: kohtu
  • Livvi: kohtu
  • Ludian: kohtuine (heavy), kohtuštuda (to become pregnant)
  • Veps: koht
  • Võro: kõtt
  • Votic: (Rajo) kõhuz
  • Lule Sami: skoahto
  • Northern Sami: goaŧŧu

References[edit]

  • kõht in Metsmägi, Iris; Sedrik, Meeli; Soosaar, Sven-Erik (2012), Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut, →ISBN
  • Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words]‎[1] (in Finnish), [note: linked online version also includes some other etymological sources], Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN