lišák

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪʃaːk/
  • Hyphenation: li‧šák

Etymology 1[edit]

From liška ‎(fox), which comes from Proto-Slavic *lisa, *lisъ. Nowadays form was probably also influenced by Proto-Slavic *lichъ ‎(bad), maybe because the original word was tabu. Etymology of the expression *lisъ is not clear. It is often being connected with Lithuanian lãpė, Latvian lapsa, Irish lois, Latin vulpes, Ancient Greek ἀλώπηξ ‎(alṓpēx), Old Armenian աղուէս ‎(ałuēs) (all meaning "fox") and Sanskrit लोपाश ‎(lopāśa, a kind of jackal).[1]

Noun[edit]

lišák m

  1. male fox, reynard
  2. cunning person
Declension[edit]
Antonyms[edit]
  1. (animal) liška
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

The fungus of the genus Hydnum acquired the name due to the similar colour of some of their species with fox.

Noun[edit]

lišák m

  1. Hydnum, genus of fungi in the Hydnaceae family
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]
  1. lošák

References[edit]

  1. ^ "liška" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, ISBN 978-80-7335-393-3, page 382.