Many Russian words with unclear and poluponyatnymi values moved from the Old Church in the modern language.One such word ghost is Kochetov.This word is often found in the composition of the Slavic names, but almost does not occur separately.
meaning of the word "Kochetov"
You can search in the dictionaries and Dalia Ozhegova.The basic meaning of the word - a rooster, a male chicken.So in the old days was called the leader of the tribe of chicken.Chickens are a delicacy in ancient times, and possession of the poultry could be a hallmark of a master.
the lexicon hunters Kochetov - it is also the main male in a flock of birds, which were hunted.Since males in the nature of the most beautiful plumage, hunters often decorated their hats with feathers of wild birds.
rooster in the chicken family was lord and master.He had many pet names.We have heard "Kokosh", "kokoshok", "Kochetok" and possibly "Kokot".So the word "Kochetov" smoothly passed from bird to designate human relations.In the old Russian family Kochetov - the husband, the owner, and sometimes people.This interpretation is confirmed by old proverbs such as: "Everyone wants kokoshok crow", "important as Kochetok."Properties cockerel, his pugnacity, cockiness, the ability to sing and stand out among others, to carry and to many areas of human life, such as the nature and lucky man, "Smirnov dog and Kochetok beat", "Who svezetsya, in fact, and the cock will carry""Every cock on his yard master."Notice and the ability to sing the rooster at dawn: "As long as the third rooster does not sing, the day has not come," "Everyone knows the hour of his cock", "Pop yes Kochetok without eating sing" and many others.
How often accepted in the sayings, the word "Kochetov" is allegorical.Ancient riddles and proverbs highlight key quality Kochetov and transferred them to other objects and phenomena.
«Every Kochetov want to snap."In this puzzle Kochetov - a gun."Red Kochetok runs on perch" - Kochetov already a lighted torch, the fire at all.In the old dictionaries, we find and secondary meanings of the word "Kochetov."This is child's play, the type of burner and pegs vsazhennye in the side of the boat.This word is also called a windmill - weathervane depicting perky bird.
Popularity this bird gradually implemented in many Russian names, which are at the root of the word "Kochetov."This Kochetkova and Kochetova and Kokotovy and Kokoshilovy.
So the word survived centuries and forgotten its original meaning, comes back to us as our own names.