цӕу

OssetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Densusianu, from Scythian *čap- (compare Persian چپش (čapiš, yearling kid)), whence also Albanian cjap, Romanian țap. But in Abaev's opinion the p → Ossetian w sound change is problematic.

NounEdit

цӕу (cæw)

  1. (Iron dialect, Digor dialect) goat (uncastrated)

Derived termsEdit

  • цӕугуист (cæwgwist)
  • цӕудзарм (cæwʒarm)
  • цӕукъа (cæwk’a)

ReferencesEdit

  • цæу in Aleksandr Kasajev (1993), Iron-Wyryssag ʒyrdwat [Iron–Russian Dictionary], Vladikavkaz: North-Ossetian Institute of Humanitarian Studies
  • цæу in Fedar Takazov (2003), Digoron-Urussag ʒurdwat [Digor–Russian Dictionary], Vladikavkaz: Alania
  • cæw in Vasilij Abajev (1958–89), Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ osetinskogo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of Ossetian], in 4 vols, Moscow-Leningrad: USSR Academy of Sciences, volume 1, page 307
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