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Петух (1)

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EtymologyEdit

петь (petʹ) +‎ -ух (-ux), said to have been influenced by Пе́тя (Pétja), diminutive of Пётр (Pjotr). Related to петь (petʹ, to sing). Compare пе́вень (pévenʹ), Ukrainian пі́вень (pívenʹ), Belarusian пе́вень (pjévjenʹ), Bulgarian пете́л (petél), Macedonian петел (petel), Serbo-Croatian pijétao, pijévac, Slovene petêlin, pẹ́təł. Compare also Polish piać (to crow), which is cognate with петь (petʹ). Likewise Latin canere means both “to sing” and “to crow”.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [pʲɪˈtux]
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NounEdit

пету́х (petúxm anim (genitive петуха́, nominative plural петухи́, genitive plural петухо́в)

  1. rooster, cock
    Пету́х кукаре́кает: кукареку́!Petúx kukarékajet: kukarekú!The rooster is crowing: cock-a-doodle-doo!
    Пету́х то́пчет ку́рицуPetúx tópčet kúricuThe rooster is mounting a hen
  2. (very rare, easily confused with slang meaning even among native speakers) impulsive, aggressive person or group
  3. (slang, believed to be criminal slang) passive homosexual
  4. (obsolete) ellipsis of Га́лльский пету́х (Gállʹskij petúx)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Kiparsky, Valentin (1975) Russische historische Grammatik. Band III: Entwicklung des Wortschatzes (in German), Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, page 263