See also: кӯча

Bulgarian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Byzantine Greek κουκκιά pl (koukkiá, beans). Cognate with Old East Slavic кутья (kutĭja, kutia).

Attested as кoуциꙗ (koucija) in Church Slavonic texts.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [koˈt͡ʃa̟]
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Noun

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куча́ (kučáf

  1. (dialectal, Eastern Orthodoxy) kutia (boiled grains given for commemoration of deceased people)
    Synonym: жито за помен (žito za pomen)

Declension

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References

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  • куча”, in Речник на българския език [Dictionary of the Bulgarian Language] (in Bulgarian), Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2014
  • Georgiev, Vladimir I., editor (1986), “кучя (куч'а)”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3 (крес¹ – мѝнго¹), Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Pubg. House, page 173

Russian

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *kuča.

Noun

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ку́ча (kúčaf inan (genitive ку́чи, nominative plural ку́чи, genitive plural куч, relational adjective кучево́й, diminutive ку́чка)

  1. heap, pile
    Synonym: гру́да (grúda)
  2. a lot (a large amount)
    Synonyms: ма́сса (mássa), (colloquial) у́йма (újma)
  3. (computing) heap
    фибона́ччиева ку́чаfibonáččijeva kúčaFibonacci heap
    выделе́ние па́мяти в ку́чеvydelénije pámjati v kúčeallocating memory on the heap
  4. (vulgar) pile, steaming pile (of excrement)
Declension
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Descendants
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  • Yakut: кууча (kuuca)

References

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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “куча”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress

Etymology 2

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Inherited from Old East Slavic куча (kuča), from Proto-Slavic *kǫťa. Doublet of ку́ща (kúšča), a borrowing from Old Church Slavonic.

Noun

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ку́ча (kúčaf inan (genitive ку́чи, nominative plural ку́чи, genitive plural куч)

  1. (dialectal) a hut made of human-height poles covered with dirt

References

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  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1985), “*kǫtja”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 12 (*koulъkъ – *kroma/*kromъ), Moscow: Nauka, page 70