netopýr

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *netopyřь, which is a compounded term, with the first element *neto- possibly reflecting Proto-Indo-European *nekʷto-, oblique e-grade of *nókʷts (night). The second element is usually taken to be *pyřь (flier) (compare pero (feather)).[1] Another theory states it is the result of folk etymology or taboo deformation, based on *lepetyrь from *lepetati (to fly irregularly).[2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

netopýr m

  1. bat, microbat (Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Microchiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation.)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "netopýr" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007
  2. ^ Machek, Václav (1968) Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, 2nd edition, Československá akademie věd

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