kass

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Most likely from a dialectal variant of Russian кошка (koška). Possibly an older loan from Old East Slavic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kass (genitive kassi, partitive kassi)

  1. cat

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References[edit]

  • Raimo Raag. (2015), A Criterion for Old Age, section “Word stems in modern standard Estonian of Old East Slavic origin”, in Книгамъ бо есть неищетная глубина: Essays in Honour of Irina Lysén.
  • kass in Eesti keele põhisõnavara sõnastik