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varde

See also: värde and vardē

LatvianEdit

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Varde

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *war-, *wer- with an extra -de, from Proto-Indo-European *wer-, a stem used to form words that imitate human and animal voices (compare vārds (word, name)). Cognates include Lithuanian varlė̃ (with a different suffix).[1] A different hypothesis derives it from Proto-Indo-European *word-, which also yielded with Old Armenian գորտ (gort).[2]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

varde f (5th declension)

  1. frog (small, tailless amphibian (order: Anura) which typically hops)
    zaļā varde — green frog
    ezera varde — lake frog
    purva varde — marsh frog
    varžu kurkuļifrog tadpoles
    dīķī kurkst vardesfrogs croak in the pond

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “varde” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7..
  2. ^ Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 227