See also: griva and grīvā

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LatvianEdit

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Grīva

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *grī́ˀwāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷriHweh₂ (neck, nape), from the stem *gʷer- (to swallow), whence also Latvian dzert (to drink)). Cognates include Proto-Slavic *griva (mane) (Russian гри́ва (gríva, mane) (dialectal also “narrow bay,” “steep river bank”), Belarusian гры́ва (hrýva, mane) (dialectal also “dry place in a swamp”), Ukrainian гри́ва (hrýva, mane), Czech hříva, Polish grzywa), Sanskrit ग्रीवा (grīvā́, neck).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

grīva f (4th declension)

  1. estuary, mouth (the place at which a river reaches the sea)
    padziļināt upes grīvuto deepen the river's estuary
    pie Daugavas grīvas bija pārāk daudz zvejniekuat the mouth of the Daugava there were too many fishermen

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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