Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/kuka

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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 1[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *kaukāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *kowk-eh₂, from *kewk-.

Noun[edit]

*kùka f[1]

  1. hook
Inflection[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: ку́ка (kúka)
    • Russian: ку́ка (kúka)
    • Ukrainian: ку́ка (kúka)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly etymologically identical with *kùka. Baltic cognates include Lithuanian kaũkas (goblin), Old Prussian cawx (devil).

Noun[edit]

*kuka f[2]

  1. goblin
Inflection[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: ку́ка (kúka, something terrible living in the dark) (dialectal)
    • Russian: ку́ка (kúka, wood-goblin) (dialectal)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
    • Slovincian: kuka (evil spirit)
    • Sorbian:
      • Upper Sorbian: kuka (intestinal worm)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*kùka I”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 256
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*kuka II”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 256