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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.



Related to *kъto. Cognate to Lithuanian kóks.[1][2]



  1. (interrogative, relative) of what/which kind
    Synonym: *jakъ


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See also[edit]


  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: какыи (kakyi)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Antoine Meillet, Общеславянский язык (in Russian), translated from French, 2nd edition, Moscow: Прогресс, 1934, published 2001, →ISBN, page 354
  2. ^ Vasmer, Max, “какой”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language]‎[1] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress, 1964–1973
  3. ^ Derksen, Rick, “*kakъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008, →ISBN, page 219: “prn. ‘what (kind of )’”
  4. ^ Olander, Thomas, “kakъ kaka kako”, in Common Slavic accentological word list[2], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander, 2001: “c (SA 36; PR 139)”