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Ezis

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *ežis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰis (hedgehog), perhaps from eǵʰi-no-s “one that deals with snakes” > “snake-eater”. Cognates include Lithuanian ežỹs, regional ẽżis, Proto-Slavic *ežь (Russian ёж (jóž), Ukrainian dialectal ож (), Bulgarian еж (), Czech regional jež, Polish jeż), Old High German igil (< *eǵʰil-), Middle Low German egel, German Igel), Ancient Greek ἐχῖνος (ekhînos), Old Armenian ոզնի (ozni).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ezis m (2nd declension)

  1. hedgehog (small spiny mammal)
    eža adatas — hedgehog needles
    ass kā ezis — sharp as a hedgehog

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “ezis” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.