ērkšķis

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LatvianEdit

Ērkšķis

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EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as ērce ‎(tick (insect)) (q.v.), with an extra šķ. Cognates include Lithuanian erškė̃tis ‎(thorn).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

ērkšķis m (2nd declension)

  1. thorn (sharp protective spine on a plant)
    ērkšķi dzeļ pirkstos — the thorns are stinging (my, your, his...) fingers
    nav maizes bez garozas, nav rožu bez ērkšķiem — no bread without crust, no rose without thorns
  2. thorn bush (plant which has thorns)
    taisnā ceļā abi jājēji jau bija nokļuvuši līdz kalniem, kur sākās ērkšķu krūmi — on a straight road both riders had already gotten to the mountains where the thorn bushes began

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ReferencesEdit

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