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


Noun edit


  1. curlew (birds of the genus Numenius)

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

  • Estonian: (dialectal) koov
  • Finnish: kuovi

Further reading edit

  • koovitaja”, in [ETY] Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat [Estonian Etymological Dictionary] (in Estonian) (online version), Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation), 2012