Этимология русского диалектного слова анчутка
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The etymology of the Russian dialectal lexeme aнчуткаThe article deals with the etymological analysis of Russ. dial. анчýтка 'devil, demon; Antichrist; hobgoblin, water-sprite, familiar, sylvan; trollop; poor person; pickle; curse'. The precondition is made, that it reflects multipartite derivative: prefix Russ. на-+ radix Russ. чуд- [with secondary -m- (phonetic recording) instead of etymological -д-] + suff. -ка → *начудкa. Being based on the made lexeme analysis, Russ. dial. анчýтка is explained as primordially Russian (!!!) word, which contrarily V. N. Toporov's hypothesis by no means could be compared with the water space birds names. Due to such decision it can not be explained as Baltism either. By virtue of it, determination of the Protobaltic tribes presumptive borders of their residing territory in Russia, according to areal distribution of the word, is not possible.
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