Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/kukati

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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]

Of onomatopoeic origin, formed from the interjection ku-ku! (sound of cuckooing) + *-kati. Cognate with Lithuanian kukúoti, Latvian kukuôt and akin to Ancient Greek κόκκῡξ (kókkūx), Latin cucūlus, English cuckoo, Sanskrit कोकिल (kokila).

Verb[edit]

kùkati impf (perfective *kukovati)[1][2]

  1. to cuckoo
Inflection[edit]
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Descendants[edit]
  • East Slavic:
    • Russian: ку́кать (kúkatʹ) (dialectal)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Fientive verb from *kuka (hook) +‎ *-ati, from Proto-Indo-European *kewk- (to hook, to elevate). Equivalently, from *kovati (to hew) +‎ *-kati (especially for the meaning in Serbo-Croation and Russian). Cognate with Lithuanian kùkti (to bend forward), Latvian kukt (to bow), German hocken and akin to Proto-Germanic *hauhaz (high).

Verb[edit]

kùkati pf (imperfective *čučěti)

  1. to squat
    Synonym: *klękati
  2. to pound
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) , “kūkati”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN: “*kűkati”
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*kukati”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 255