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Salnis

EtymologyEdit

From salns (frosty), made into a 2nd-declension masculine noun.

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NounEdit

salnis m (2nd declension)

  1. roan horse (horse with coat characterized by an even mixture of colored and white hairs on the body)
    zem salņa kājām sniegi / kā spilves pukojasunder the roan's feet (= hooves) the snow / grumbles like cotton grass
    jātnieks zirgu noglauda: “salni, mans salni, ko krākdams tu kārpies...”the rider stroked the horse: “roan, my roan, how noisily you paw...”

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