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Rudzi

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *rugi-, from Proto-Indo-European *wrugʰyo- ‎(rye), itself perhaps a borrowing from a Far Eastern language. Cognates include Lithuanian rugỹs, rugiaĩ, Old Prussian rugis, ruggis, Proto-Slavic *rъžь (Russian, Ukrainian рожь ‎(rož'), Bulgarian ръж ‎(rǎž), Czech rež, Polish reż), Proto-Germanic *rugiz (Old High German rocko, German Roggen, Dutch rogge, Old English ryge, English rye, Old Norse rugr, Swedish råg, Danish rug).[1]

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NounEdit

rudzi m (1st declension)

  1. rye (a grass, Secale sereale, or its grains, used for food or fodder)
    sēt, pļaut rudzus — to sow, to mow rye
    lopi sagājuši rudzos — the animals went into the rye (field)
    pūrs rudzu — portion of rye
    malt rudzus — to pound rye
    rudzu maizerye bread

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

There is a singular form rudzis, only sporadically attested (usually to refer to the plant).

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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