This paper proposes a new etymology for Proto-Slavic *grochotъ. Regarding it as an onomatopoeic formation, one can easily overlook implications of its earliest sense connected with grain processing. Thus *grochotъ has ultimately developed from pie. *gher- ‘to rub; to grind’. The paper provides an account for its morphological composition and meaning.
Rus. кутёнок ʻpuppyʼ, dial. кутя ʻpuppyʼ, ʻchickenʼ are traditionally acknowledged as onomatopoeic words. The article offers the following amendment: кутя ʻchicken, henʼ has onomatopoeiс roots, whereas кутя ʻpuppyʼ (Proto-Slavic *kutę) derives from Proto-Slavic *kutiti to care, to guardʼ.
семантика, лексикография, многозначность, семантические сдвиги, частотность, корпус текстов, семантическая близость, ментальный лексикон, экспериментальная лингвистика
The article is written on the title story of Pasternak's "Safe Conduct"