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Ezis

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *ežis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰis(hedgehog), perhaps from eǵʰi-no-s “one that deals with snakes” > “snake-eater”. Cognates include Lithuanian ežỹs, regional ẽżis, Proto-Slavic *ežь (Russian ёж(jož), Ukrainian dialectal ож(), Bulgarian еж(), Czech regional jež, Polish jeż), Old High German igil (< *eǵʰil-), Middle Low German egel, German Igel), Ancient Greek ἐχῖνος(ekhînos), Old Armenian ոզնի(ozni).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ezis m (2nd declension)

  1. hedgehog (small spiny mammal)
    eža adatas‎ ― hedgehog needles
    ass kā ezis‎ ― sharp as a hedgehog

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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