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.
The article is written on the title story of Pasternak's "Safe Conduct"