rästik

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from -rästi (in the compound risti-rästi, meaning "transverse"), referencing the pattern of the snake. -rästi is likely a variant of the root of rist ‎(cross). Possibly formed under influence from German. Compare German Kreuzotter ‎(viper) and Kreuz ‎(cross).

Noun[edit]

rästik ‎(genitive rästiku, partitive rästikut)

  1. viper (a poisonous snake in the family Viperidae)

Declension[edit]