ābele

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Ābele

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *ābōl, genitive *ābeles (from this paradigm, the two forms ābols (apple) and ābele (apple tree) were later differentiated), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ébl̥, *h₂ebōl, a word which some consider a borrowing from some pre-Indo-European language. Cognates include Lithuanian obelìs, Old Prussian wobelne, Proto-Slavic *ablonь, *abolnь (Ukrainian яблінь (jáblin’), Russian, Belarusian яблоня (jáblonja), Bulgarian яблан (jablan), аблан (jablán, ablán), Czech jabloň, Polish jabloń).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

ābele f (5th declension)

  1. apple tree (gen. Malus)
    stādīt, kopt ābeles — to plant, to cultivate apple trees
    ābele ziedosapple tree in flower
    ābele pilna ar āboliemapple tree full of apples
    ābeļu sugasapple tree species
    galva balta kā ābele — head as white as an apple tree(= gray hair)

DeclensionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “ābele” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.
Last modified on 14 September 2013, at 11:00