See also: abele, Abele, ābelē, and Ābele

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LatvianEdit

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Ābele

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *ābōl, genitive *ābeles (from this paradigm, the two forms ābols(apple) and ābele(apple tree) were later differentiated), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ébl̥, *h₂ebōl, a word which some consider a borrowing from some pre-Indo-European language. Cognates include Lithuanian obelìs, Old Prussian wobelne, Proto-Slavic *ablonь, *abolnь (Ukrainian яблінь(jáblin’), Russian, Belarusian яблоня(jáblonja), Bulgarian яблан(jablan), аблан(jablán, ablán), Czech jabloň, Polish jabloń).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

ābele f (5th declension)

  1. apple tree (gen. Malus)
    stādīt, kopt ābeles‎ ― to plant, to cultivate apple trees
    ābele ziedos‎ ― apple tree in flower
    ābele pilna ar āboliem‎ ― apple tree full of apples
    ābeļu sugas‎ ― apple tree species
    galva balta kā ābele‎ ― head as white as an apple tree(= gray hair)

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ReferencesEdit

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