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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 Latin cattus or Proto-Germanic *kattuz (see those entries and cat for further etymology).


*kòtъ m[1]

  1. cat
  2. tomcat, male cat


See also[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


  • East Slavic:
  • South Slavic:
    • Bulgarian: кот (kot) (dialectal)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic: кот (obsolete)
      Latin: kot (obsolete)
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: kot (dialectal)
    • Kashubian: kòt
    • Polish: kot
    • Slovak: kot (dialectal)
    • Slovincian: kot
    • Sorbian:

Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer (Fasmer), Max (Maks) (1964–1973), “кот”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv Oleg, Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “кот”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 435
  • Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1984), “*kotъ I”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 11, Moscow: Nauka, page 209


  1. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “kotъ”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b hankat (PR 134)”