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

Probably from Latin cattus or Proto-Germanic *kattuz (see those entries and cat for further etymology).

Noun edit

*kòtъ m[1]

  1. cat
  2. tomcat, male cat

Declension edit

See also edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: котъ (kotŭ, cat (house cat); tomcat)
      • Old Ruthenian: котъ (kot)
        • Belarusian: кот (kot)
        • Carpathian Rusyn: кот (kot) (regional, rare)
        • Ukrainian: кіт (kit)
      • Russian: кот m (kot, cat)
        • Russian: ко́тко (kótko, kitten) (dialectal)
  • South Slavic:
    • Bulgarian: кот (kot, cat) (archaic, dialectal)
    • Old Serbo-Croatian: kot (cat) (rare)
  • West Slavic:
    • Old Czech: kot
      • Czech: kot (cat) (dialectal)
    • Kashubian: kòt
    • Old Polish: kot (cat), Kot (surname​ (14th cent.))
      • Polish: kot (cat; (dial.) hare)
        • Polish: kotek (kitty, little male cat)
    • Slovak: kot (cat) (Eastern Slovak, dialectal)
      • Slovak: kotena f (female cat)
    • Slovincian: kot (cat; hare), kœt, kʉ̀ɵ̯t, kᵘ̯ot; kùɵ̯tk (kitty)
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: kót (cat)
      • Upper Sorbian: kót

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “кот”, in Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), transl. & suppl. by Oleg Trubachyov, Moscow: Progress
  • Chernykh, P. Ja. (1993), “кот”, in Историко-этимологический словарь русского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1 (а – пантомима), 3rd edition, Moscow: Russian Lang., →ISBN, page 435
  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1984), “*kotъ I”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), issue 11 (*konьcь – *kotьna(ja)), Moscow: Nauka, page 209

References edit

  1. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “kotъ”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b hankat (PR 134)”