See also: Erle

BasqueEdit

EtymologyEdit

12th century; from *ez-le (literally wax/honey-maker), compound of *ez- (compare ezti (honey), ezko (wax)) and agentive suffix -le.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

erle anim

  1. bee
    Erleek ezti egiten dute.Bees make honey.
    Erleek polena loreetatik biltzen dute.Bees collect pollen from flowers.
    Erle batek ziztatu zuen.A bee stung him.

Usage notesEdit

Some compounds are formed with the combining form erla-, others with the base form erle.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of erle (animate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive erle erlea erleak
ergative erlek erleak erleek
dative erleri erleari erleei
genitive erleren erlearen erleen
comitative erlerekin erlearekin erleekin
causative erlerengatik erlearengatik erleengatik
benefactive erlerentzat erlearentzat erleentzat
instrumental erlez erleaz erleez
inessive erlerengan erlearengan erleengan
locative
allative erlerengana erlearengana erleengana
terminative erlerenganaino erlearenganaino erleenganaino
directive erlerenganantz erlearenganantz erleenganantz
destinative erlerenganako erlearenganako erleenganako
ablative erlerengandik erlearengandik erleengandik
partitive erlerik
prolative erletzat

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • "erle" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • erle” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

erle

  1. Alternative form of erl