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Bebrs

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus, reduplicated form of *bʰreu-(shiny, light brown) (whence also bērs, q.v.). The original meaning of bebrs was thus “brown one.” Cognates include Lithuanian bẽbras, bebrùs, Old Prussian bebrus, Proto-Slavic *bebrъ, *bobrъ, *bьbrъ (Old East Slavic бебръ(bebrŭ), бобръ(bobrŭ), Russian бобр(bobr), Belarusian бабёр(babjór), бабрак(babrák), Ukrainian бобер(bobér), бібр(bibr), Bulgarian бъбър(bǎ́bǎr), бобър(bóbǎr), бебер(béber), Czech bobr, Polish bóbr), Old High German bibar, German Biber, English beaver, Avestan [script needed](bawra), Latin fiber.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

bebrs m (1st declension)

  1. beaver (rodent of genus Castor, especially Castor fiber)
    bebru māte ar trim mazuļiem‎ ― a female (lit. mother) beaver with three small ones
    bebra āda, bebrāda‎ ― beaver skin, fur
    novilkt bebram ādu‎ ― to remove a beaver's skin, to skin a beaver

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ReferencesEdit

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