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lasis

See also: lasīs

EsperantoEdit

VerbEdit

lasis

  1. past of lasi

LatgalianEdit

NounEdit

lasis

  1. nominative plural of lase

LatvianEdit

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Lasis

EtymologyEdit

Traditionally related to Latvian lāse (drop (of liquid)) (dialectally attested as lase, lasis), perhaps because of the drop-like little spots on a salmon's scales, from Proto-Indo-European *laḱ- (to sprinkle, to spatter). Another suggestion is that this term comes from Proto-Indo-European *lek- (to jump, to leap), referring to the mating habits of salmons, swimming and leaping upstream; but the final k leaves the s in the Baltic and Slavic forms unexplained. One would have to assume parallel forms *lek-, *leḱ- for this stem. Cognates include Lithuanian lãšis, lašiša, Old Prussian lalasso (probably a misspelled lasasso), Russian лосось (losós'), Czech losos, Polish łosoś, Proto-Germanic *lahsaz (Old High German lahs, German Lachs, Swedish lax, English lax, lox), Tocharian B laksi (fish), Ossetian лæсæг (læsæg, salmon).[1]

NounEdit

lasis m (2nd declension)

  1. salmon (especially Salmo salar)
    zvejot lašus — to fish salmon
    svaigs lasis — fresh salmon
    žāvēts lasis — dried salmon
    lašu/laša krāsasalmon color

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “lasis” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7