Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/čuka

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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]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *kjaukāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *kewk-éh₂, from *kewk- (to elevate, to crook), contrast with *kuča (heap) from *kaukjāˀ, with Proto-Germanic *haugaz (height, hill). But regard Albanian çukë (hill; beak), Romanian ciucă (hill), Romanian cioc (beak), Megleno-Romanian cĭucă (hill), Aromanian ciucã (hill). Due to the regional distribution of the term, some scholars[1] see a Balkan substrate.

Noun[edit]

*čuka f[2]

  1. cusp, peak, rock hill

Inflection[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • South Slavic:
    • Bulgarian: чу́ка (čúka)
    • Macedonian: чука (čuka)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic: чу̏ка
      Latin: čȕka

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skok, Petar (1971) Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika (in Serbo-Croatian), volume 1, Zagreb: JAZU, page 340
  2. ^ Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1977) , “*čuka”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 04, Moscow: Nauka, page 131