odze

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Odze

Alternative formsEdit

  • (dialectal form) odzs

EtymologyEdit

Originally the 5th-declension parallel (analogical) form of an earlier 6th-declension (feminine i-stem) form *odzis (cf. dialectal odzs), from Proto-Baltic *angis, from Proto-Indo-European *angʷʰi-, *h₂éngʷʰis ‎(snake, worm). Cognates include Lithuanian angìs, Old Prussian angis ‎(snake), Proto-Slavic *ǫžь ‎(snake) (Russian уж ‎(, grass snake), Belarusian, Ukrainian вуж ‎(vuž), Czech užovka ‎(adder), Polish wąż ‎(snake)), Sanskrit अहिः ‎(áhiḥ, snake), Old Armenian իժ ‎(, viper), Ancient Greek ἔχις ‎(ékhis), ὄφις ‎(óphis, snake) (< *ogʷhis), Latin anguis ‎(snake, dragon).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

odze f (5th declension)

  1. viper, adder (poisonous snake with triangular head, especially Vipera berus)
    odze ir vienīgā indīgā čūska Latvijā — the viper is the only poisonous snake in Latvia
    krāsa odzei ļoti variē: pelēcīgi brūna, sarkanīgi brūna, zaļganīgi brūna vai dzeltenīgi brūna — the color of the viper varies a lot: grayish brown, reddish brown, greenish brown or yellowish brown
  2. (figuratively) bad, evil person
    “ak tu, odze!” Kaspars dusmās grieza zobus — oh, you, viper! Kaspars gnashed his teeth in anger

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “odze” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7
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