See also: Kajaks

EstonianEdit

NounEdit

kajaks

  1. translative singular of kaja

LatvianEdit

 
Kajaks

EtymologyEdit

Apparently borrowed from Estonian kajakas (seagull), dialectal kajak, but, given Latvian kaija (seagull), and since ak is a formative element often found in Indo-European animal names, Latvian kajaks may have been the original word and Estonian kajakas the borrowing.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

kajaks m (1st declension)

  1. common gull, also known as mew gull (Larus canus).
    kajaku brēcienicommon gull cries, squawks
    mazāk pie mums Latvijā ligzdo kajaks, un tam līdzīgā, krietni prāvākā sudrabkaijaless (often) the common gull nests by us in Latvia, and also the similar, (but) much larger, silver gull

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “kaija”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

kajaks

  1. indefinite genitive singular of kajak.