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See also: Kuć, kuc, kuč, kuç, kú·c, and küç



From Proto-Slavic *kuti (to forge)[1], from Proto-Balto-Slavic *kouʔ-[1], from Proto-Indo-European *kowh₂- (to beat)[1].

Cognate with Czech kout[1], Bulgarian кова́ (ková)[1], Russian кова́ть (kovátʹ)[1], Lithuanian káuti (to smite)[1][2], kovà (fight)[2], Latin cūdere[1][2] and Old High German houwan[1].


  • IPA(key): /kut͡ɕ/
  • (file)


kuć impf

  1. to forge (to shape a metal)
  2. to shoe (to put horseshoes on a horse)
  3. (colloquial) to cram, to swot; to learn by rote


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 241-242. →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brückner, Aleksander (1927) Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish), Warsaw: Wiedza Powszechna, published 1985, page 279-280

Further reading[edit]

  • kuć in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • kuć in Polish dictionaries at PWN