kūdikis

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Lithuanian[edit]

Kūdikis

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Perhaps derived from a verb cognate to Latvian kūdīt (instigate, abet). Phonologically, both words may be connected to Proto-Slavic *kydati (throw, cast); compare Russian вы́кидыш (výkidyš, miscarriage), Ukrainian dialectal скидча́ (skydčá, miscarried lamb). Otherwise, this may be a Slavicism, borrowed from an unattested *xudьcь, from Proto-Slavic *xudъ (small, thin); compare Russian худо́й (xudój, thin), Polish chudy (thin, lean) etc. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈkuː.dʲɪ.kʲɪs/

Noun[edit]

kū̃dikis m (plural kū̃dikiai) stress pattern 1

  1. baby, infant (a child of up to about a year)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oleg Trubačóv, 'Zametki po litovskoj etimologii' [Notes on Lithuanian Etymology] in Symbolae linguisticae in honorem Georgii Kuryłowicz (1965) Wrocław–Warszawa–Kraków: Polska Akademia Nauk, pages 331-334