See also: cuka, cūka, and cūkā

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃûka/
  • Hyphenation: ču‧ka

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *čuka, *čukъ. Compare Lithuanian čiùkaras (sharp rock), dialectal Bulgarian чука́ра (čukára) and dialectal Serbian чу̀кара (sharp rock). According to some others, the word is borrowed from pre-Slavic substratum due to the fact that it's absent in western Slavic-speaking areas. Albanian çukë may be the possible original substratum word, coming from the abovementioned language.

NounEdit

čȕka f (Cyrillic spelling чу̏ка)

  1. (regional) hill or hillock on one side extremely steep, and the other milder sloped
  2. (regional) hilltop
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

čȕka f (Cyrillic spelling чу̏ка)

  1. (slang, regional) clock, watch
  2. (slang, regional) hour
  3. (slang, regional) heart, ticker
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • čuka” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Skok, Petar (1971) Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika (in Serbo-Croatian), volume 1, Zagreb: JAZU, page 340
  • Sławski, Franciszek, editor (1976) Słownik prasłowiański (in Polish), volume II, Wrocław: Polska Akademia Nauk, page 285