Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/kǫťa

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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]

Of obscure origin. Usually listed as an exclusive South Slavic isogloss, with sporadic appearance in East Slavic. It may be a cognate of Sogdian 𐫞𐫗𐫕(qnθ /kand/, city), Khotanese [script needed] (kanthā, city) and Ossetian (Iron dialect) кӕнд (kænd, building).

Noun[edit]

*kǫťa f[1]

  1. house, hut, cabin

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: кꙋча (kuča, hut, dwelling)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: kuča (dialectal, possibly from Ukrainian via Polish)
    • Polish: kuczka (possibly from Ukrainian)
    • Slovak: kučka (dialectal)

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*kǫtja”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 244: “f. jā ‘hut’”