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Avs

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *awis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃éwis.

NounEdit

avs f (6th declension)

  1. (dated) ewe (female sheep; also generic term)
    avju gansshepherd
    avs piensewe(= sheep) milk

Usage notesEdit

The term aita is more frequent than avs, which is considered dated, both as a generic and as the specific name of the female.

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