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


Alternative reconstructionsEdit


Perhaps borrowed from Proto-North Caucasian *bVχc̣V, *bVc̣χV, (compare Lak бухца (buχca)), from *bVc̣V (young he-goat), or possibly from Proto-North Caucasian *bhä̆ƛ̣wĭ (small cattle) (compare Chechen бож (bož, he-goat), from Proto-Nakh *bɦoḳ́ (he-goat)).[1]



  1. buck, he-goat


This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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  1. ^ Witzel, Michael (2003) Linguistic Evidence for Cultural Exchange in Prehistoric Western Central Asia (Sino-Platonic Papers; 129)‎[1], Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, page 21
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  3. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “buc”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 193
  4. ^ Rastorgujeva, V. S.; Edelʹman, D. I. (2007), “*būźa-, *būźā-”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ iranskix jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of Iranian Languages] (in Russian), volume III, Moscow: Vostochnaya Literatura, pages 191-192
  5. 5.0 5.1 Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*bukko-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 83
  6. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*bukka(n)-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 82