This Proto-Slavic 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-Slavic edit

Etymology edit

*kolo (wheel, circle) +‎ *-ačь, presumably due to its rounded shape.

The similarity to Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (kwlʾck' /⁠kulāčag⁠/, small, round bun) (Modern کلوچه(koluče)) and Ancient Greek κόλλιξ (kóllix, roll or loaf of bread) may be coincidental as it is difficult to explain through usual models of inheritance and borrowing.

Noun edit

*kolãčь m

  1. a type of bread, pastry

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Further reading edit

  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1983), “*kolačь”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), issue 10 (*klepačь – *konь), Moscow: Nauka, page 118
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “колач”, in Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), transl. & suppl. by Oleg Trubachyov, Moscow: Progress
  • Skok, Petar (1971–1974), “Proto-Slavic/kolačь”, in Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika [Etymological Dictionary of the Croatian or Serbian Language] (in Serbo-Croatian), volume 1–4 (A – Ž), Zagreb: JAZU, page 126