See also: Sakas, šakas, and sakąs

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱak- (branch, stick) (whence also sakne (q.v.)) from Proto-Indo-European *kek- / *ḱek- / *kekʰ- / *ḱekʰ-. Cognate with Lithuanian šaka (branch). Semantic development: branch > parting place of two branches > the two beams around a horse's neck. Along with šak- > sak-, there is cak-/čak-, cf. čaka (a stick with an offshoot to use as its handle) whence čakarēt.[1] See Russian соха (soxa) for additional cognates.

NounEdit

sakas f (4th declension)

  1. collar (for a horse)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “sakas”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN