This Proto-Finnic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Finnic edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Proto-Germanic *habukaz. Adapted in many descendants as if it were derived with the diminutive suffix *-kka.

Noun edit


  1. hawk, falcon

Inflection edit

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Descendants edit

  • Finnish: haukka, (dialectal) havukka
  • Ingrian: haukka
  • Karelian:
  • Livvi: haukku
  • Ludian: habuk
  • Veps: habuk

From *habuk'as:

References edit

  • Itkonen, Erkki, Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000), Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words]‎[1] (in Finnish) (online version; note: also includes other etymological sources), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN