LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From alksnis (alder tree) +‎ -ājs.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

alksnājs m (1st declension)

  1. area where many alder trees grow; alder forest
    norā saaudzis biezs alksnājsa thick alder forest has grown in the glade
    gandrīz visi, kas gāja vai jāja cauri alksnājam, pusbalsī dziedāja: “ai, dzīve, ai, dzīve, ai, alkšņi, alkšņi...”almost all those who walked or rode through the alder forest sang half aloud: “oh, life, oh life, oh alders, alders...”

DeclensionEdit