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LatvianEdit

 Caunas on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Cauna

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *kyau-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeu-, *keu- (to shine; light; bright), with an added suffix *-no. Cognates include Lithuanian kiáunė, dialectal kiaunė̃, Old Prussian caune ([kaune]) (compare dialectal Latvian caune), Proto-Slavic *kuna (Russian куница (kuníca), dialectal куна (kuná), Czech kuna).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cauna f (4th declension)

  1. marten (several species of mustelids of genus Martes)
    meža caunaforest marten
    medīt caunasto hunt marten
    caunu kažoksmarten fur
    caunu cepuremarten (fur) hat
    putni ziemā viegli kļūst par laupījumu vanagam, caunai, sermulim un lapsaibirds in winter easily become prey to hawks, martens, ermines and foxes

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ReferencesEdit

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