kavka

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kavъka, which is onomatopoeic,[1] representing the bird’s voice.[2] Cognate with Polish kawka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kavka f

  1. jackdaw (bird) (Coloeus monedula)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Czech: Kafka

References[edit]

  1. ^ "kavka" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007
  2. ^ "kavka" in Václav Machek, Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, second edition, Academia, 1968

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kavъka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kȃvka f

  1. jackdaw (Coloeus monedula)

Inflection[edit]

Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. kávka
gen. sing. kávke
singular dual plural
nominative kávka kávki kávke
accusative kávko kávki kávke
genitive kávke kávk kávk
dative kávki kávkama kávkam
locative kávki kávkah kávkah
instrumental kávko kávkama kávkami

Further reading[edit]

  • kavka”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran