Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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 the same root as in *česati (to scratch, comb). Akin to Old Prussian kiosi (cup).

The Slavic term also resembles Proto-Indo-Iranian *čaš- (to feed, to taste) (cf Persian چشیدن(to taste), Sanskrit चष् (caṣ, to eat)) which gave Sanskrit चषक (caṣaka, cup) and Armenian ճաշակ (čašak, drinking vessel). This similarity suggests a possible borrowing from Scythian.


*čàša f[1]

  1. bowl, cup, mug (vessel made out of hollowed wood)
    Synonym: *čara


Derived terms[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • Sławski, Franciszek, editor (1976) Słownik prasłowiański (in Polish), volume II, Wrocław: Polska Akademia Nauk, page 118
  • Gluhak, Alemko (1993) Hrvatski etimološki rječnik (in Serbo-Croatian), Zagreb: August Cesarec, page 173
  • Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1977), “*čaša”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 04, Moscow: Nauka, page 30
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “чаша”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress


  1. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “čaša”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a (PR 132; RPT 109)”