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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *okunь. Equivalent to oko (eye) +‎ -oun.[1] Possibly derived from the fact that eyes of a perch fished up from a large depth tend to bulge out because of the sudden pressure change.[2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

okoun m

  1. perch

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "okoun" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007
  2. ^ "okoun" in Václav Machek, Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, second edition, Academia, 1968