I'm doing a little project comparing Russian hard and soft sounds. A source tells me that сок means juice, which I believe is correct. This source also tells me that there's a word that sounds like "syok" that means, "he lashed". I can't seem to find it in the dictionary. Is there a word like this? Or does it mean something else? Do you know how it's spelled in Russian? Thanks!
Etymologically speaking, сёк (>сечь) comes from the Indo-European root *sek- cutting, from which English derives words such as sock (in the sense of hitting), saw (both the tool and the use of it), derived forms with -sect(ion) (as in surgical removal, dissect, etc.), sect (as in a cutoff group or offshoot) and yes sex (as in the division between the genders).