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lakstīgala

See also: lakstīgalā

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Lakstīgala

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EtymologyEdit

From an older (still dialectally attested) form lakstīga (the final la resulting from Germanic influence; cf. German Nachtigall), from the verb lakstīt (to produce bird-like sounds; to chirp, to tweet; to whistle), from Proto-Baltic *lakst-, from Proto-Indo-European *lekʷ-, *lokʷ-, which renders voice sounds (and from which Latin loquor “to speak”). Cognates include Lithuanian lakštiñgala, lakštìngala.[1]

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lakstīgala f (4th declension)

  1. nightingale (small, grayish-brown European songbird, Luscinia luscinia)
    lakstīgalas dziesma — the song of the nightingale
    es vakarā paliku mazliet vēlāk ārā vienkārši tādēļ, lai paklausītos, kā upmalā pogo lakstīgala — I stayed out a little later in the evening simply to listen to the nightingale sing by the river

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ReferencesEdit

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