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Proto-IE: *teterw-, *tetrāw-
Meaning: heath-cock, grouse, pheasant
Old Indian: {tittirá- m., tittíri- m. `partridge'}
Other Iranian: NPers tadarv `Fasan'
Old Greek: tétaros m. 'pheasant' Ptol. Euerg.; tetráōn, -ōnos m. = órnis poiós Hsch., cf. Lat tetrao 'guinea-fowl, Meleagris numida' Suet., but also 'black grouse and capercaillie, Tetrao tetrix and urogallus', prob. in Plin. HN; tetrádōn (Alc.) prob. = tetráōn; tetraîon = ornithárion ti (lákōnes) Hsch.; tétrăk-s, -ăgos/-ăkos m. name of 2 kinds of wild birds, 1) prob. 'hazel-grouse or ryper', 2) a small bird, like the spermológos'; tétrik-s, -igos f. a bird, also called oûraks by the Athenians, diffnt. from tétraks and tetráōn, perhaps 'pipit'
Slavic: *tetervь, -ъ, *tet(e)rjā
Baltic: *teterw-ā̂ f., *teterw-a- m., *tetirw-ā̂, -iā̃ f., -ia c., *teter-ia- m.; *tī̂tar-a-, *tī̂ter-a- , -ia- (1) c.
Germanic: *ɵiɵur-a- m.
Latin: ? tarāx, -ācis m. "tetracem Rōmae quem nunc vocitāre tarācem coepērunt" Nemes. auc. 1
Celtic: OIr tethra 'Krähe'
Russ. meaning: птица (тетерев, глухарь, фазан)
References: WP I 718
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