Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/čaša

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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.

Proto-Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

*čàša f

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

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Non-Slavic descendants:

References[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
  • 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