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LivonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly borrowed from Latvian eļļa. Ultimately from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German ölje from olie. Compare German Öl.[1] Suhonen lists the form as a borrowing from Latvian or German.[2] This entry uses the form listed in LĒL for the "oil" sense.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eļļõ

  1. partitive singular of
  2. illative singular of

eļļõ

  1. oil

Usage notesEdit

The word (hell) is in one instance indicated as meaning oil (in the compound "almond oil"), however, with a different inflectional type (type 103 – with consonant shift – lengthening of the stem consonant different from inflection of the "hell" sense of the word .) However, eļļõ of the sieldõ type seems to be a much more prevalent word to refer to oil.

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca, Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN
  2. ^ Seppo Suhonen (1973), Die jungen lettischen Lehnwörter im livischen, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura

VerbEdit

eļļõ

  1. to oil

ConjugationEdit