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Ērglis

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *er-el-(eagle) (whence dialectal Latvian erelis, then *er(e)lis > *èrdlis > *èrglis > ērglis), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er-(eagle). Cognates include Lithuanian erẽlis, regional arẽlis, Old Prussian arelie (corrected: arelis), Hittite 𒄩𒀀𒊏𒀸(ḫāras, eagle), Proto-Slavic *orьlъ (Old Church Slavonic орьлъ(orĭlŭ), Russian орёл(orjól), Belarusian аро́л(aról), Ukrainian оре́л(orél), Bulgarian оре́л(orél), Czech orel, Slovak orol, Polish orzeł), Proto-Germanic *aran (Gothic 𐌰𐍂𐌰(ara, eagle), Old High German arn, German Aar (poetic), Adler, Dutch adelaar (both from adel-are “noble eagle”), Danish ørn, Swedish örn, Old English earn), Ancient Greek ὄρνις(órnis, bird).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

ērglis m (2nd declension)

  1. eagle (large carnivorous birds in fam. Accipitridae, with hooked bill and keen vision)
    kalnu ērglis‎ ― mountain eagle
    klinšu ērglis‎ ― imperial eagle (lit. rock eagle)
    jūras ērglis‎ ― sea eagle
    zivju ērglis‎ ― fish eagle
    ērgļa acis, skatiens‎ ― eagle eyes, vision (i.e., very sharp eyes, vision)

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ReferencesEdit

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