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Alle

See also: alle and allé

TranslingualEdit

Alle alle (sole species)

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin alca alle, probably so named from confusion with the long-tailed duck.[1] Compare Swedish Alfågel (long-tailed duck), dialectal allegubbe (male long-tailed duck),[2] Icelandic hávella (long-tailed duck), Faroese ógvella (long-tailed duck), formations representing Proto-Germanic *allijǭ (long-tailed duck).[3] Related are alke (auk), and Finnish alli (long-tailed duck).

Proper nounEdit

Alle f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Alcidae — the single species Alle alle (little auk or dovekie).

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ReferencesEdit

  • 2006, Gill, F. and Wright, M., Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276:
  1. ^ The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names, James A. Joblin, 2010
  2. ^ "ALLE-GUBBE", Johan Ernst Rietz, Svenskt Dialekt-Lexikon: Ordbok Öfver Svenska Allmogespråket, B.A. Cronholm, 1867, page 7
  3. ^ Guus Kroonen (2013), Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers