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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 the same root found in the verb *česati (to scratch, comb). Cognate formation with Old Prussian kiosi (cup).

The word also resembles the proto-Iranian root *čāš- > Persian چشیدن(to taste), Sanskrit चष् (caṣ, to eat), which gave Sanskrit चषक (caṣaka, cup) and Armenian ճաշակ (čašak, drinking vessel). This similarity hints towards a possible borrowing of the Slavic term from Ancient Scythian.


*čàša f

  1. bowl, cup, mug (vessel made out of hollowed wood)



Non-Slavic descendants:


  • 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
  • Trubačev O. N., 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 Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress