vískat

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Czech jískati, from Proto-Slavic *jьskati, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eys- (to wish). Compare Polish iskać.

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Verb[edit]

vískat impf (perfective povískat)

  1. (dated) to delouse, to pick out lice
    Opice se často nechávají ostatními vískatMonkeys often let others look for lice in their hair.
  2. to play with someone's hair
    Vískala ho ve vlasechShe was playing with his hair.

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Further reading[edit]

  • vískati in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • vískati in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989