liška

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See also: liska, líska, and líška

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪʃka/
  • Hyphenation: liš‧ka

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *lisa, *lisъ. Nowadays form of the expression liška was probably also influenced by Proto-Slavic *lichъ ‎(bad), maybe because the original word was taboo. Etymology of the expression *lisъ is not clear. It is often 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] The fungus of the genus Cantharellus acquired the name due to the similar colour of their most popular species Cantharellus cibarius.

Noun[edit]

liška f

  1. fox
  2. female fox
  3. fox (fur)
  4. chanterelle (Cantharellus), genus of fungi in the Cantharellaceae family
  5. fox (cunnig person)

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References[edit]

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

Lower Sorbian[edit]

liška

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *lišьka. Cognate with Upper Sorbian liška, Czech liška, Polish liszka. More distantly related to Old Church Slavonic лисъ ‎(lisŭ), Serbo-Croatian lìsica,Russian лис ‎(lis).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈliʃka/, [ˈlʲiʃka]

Noun[edit]

liška f

  1. fox

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • liška in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • liška in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Upper Sorbian[edit]

Noun[edit]

liška f

  1. fox

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