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From Proto-Baltic *anžōl-, *anžōn- (later o-stem *anzuol-as), from Proto-Indo-European *anǵōl-, *anǵōn-. The origin of the latter stem is disputed. Some derive it from *gʷel- ‎(acorn); others compare it to Proto-Slavic *ązlъ ‎(knot) (cf. Russian узел ‎(uzel)), suggesting that the original meaning of ozols was "knotty, knobby, knobbly"; others see a connection with an earlier adjective *anžola- ‎(knobby, tuberous), from *anža ‎(knob, tuber) (earlier "narrow, compressed"); others yet derive it from Proto-Indo-European *angʷ(h)i- ‎(snake), parallel form *anǵ- — assuming that it originally had the meaning of 'pierce, hollow' —, apparently because old oaks often have holes or hollow parts (cf. the parallel case of Russian дуб ‎(dub), Old Church Slavonic дѫбъ ‎(dǫbŭ) "oak", cognate with Latvian dobums "hollow, cavity"). Cognates include Lithuanian ą́žuolas, Old Prussian ansonis ([anzōnis]).[1]


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ozols m (1st declension)

  1. oak tree (genus Quercus)
    ozolu birzsoak grove
    korķa ozols, korķozols — cork oak
    vīrs kā ozols — a man like an oak tree (= very strong)
  2. oak wood
    ozola galds, skapis, krēsls — an oak table, cupboard, chair


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