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strazds

LatvianEdit

Mājas strazds
Dziedātājstrazds

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *trazdas with an additional initial s-, from Proto-Indo-European *trozdos (thrush). In some Latvian dialects, the z was eliminated by dissimilation, yielding strads. Cognates include Lithuanian strãzdas, dialectal strazdà, strazà, strãzas, Old Prussian tresde, Proto-Slavic *trozdъ, from *drozdъ (Russian, Bulgarian дрозд (drozd), Ukrainian дрізд (drizd), Czech drozd, dialectal drozda, zdrozda, drozen, Polish drozd), Proto-Germanic *þrau(d)-st-, *þrōst-, *þrast-ur (Old High German drōsca-, German Drossel, English throstle, Old Norse þrǭstr-, Norwegian trost, Swedish trast), Breton trask, draskl, tred, dred, Latin turdus (< *tr̥zdos) (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian tordo).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

strazds m (1st declension)

  1. starling, thrush, throstle (gregarious birds of the families Sturnidae and Turdidae; various species)
    strazdu dzimta — the starling family (Sturnidae)
    strazdu būris — a bird house (for starlings)
    mājas strazds — common (lit. house) starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
    sila strazds — mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
    dziedātājstrazds — song thrush (Turdus philomelos)

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ReferencesEdit

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