See also: slokā

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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

sloka ‎(plural slokas)

  1. Alternative form of shloka
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 268:
      But it's not to be yet. There's a series of slokas to be recited.

LatvianEdit

 sloka on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Sloka

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *slankā-, formed by vowel gradation from Proto-Indo-European *slenk- “to cut, to twist, to wind, to meander; to crawl, to creep”. The original meaning was probably “crawler, creeper,” because of this bird's terrestrial habits and low flight. Cognates include Lithuanian slánka, slankà, slãnkė, Old Prussian slanke “large woodcock,” Russian слука(slúka), Ukrainian слуква(slúkva), Czech sluka, Polish słąka, śląka.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

sloka f (4th declension)

  1. woodcock (several bird species of the genus Scolopax, especially Scolopax rusticola)
    sloku riesta lidojums‎ ― woodcock mating flight
    sloka dzīvo mitrākos lapu koku un jauktos mežos‎ ― the woodcock lives in humid deciduous or mixed forests
    naktī pār purvu skrēja purva sloka... atvērtu knābi tā šāvās no vienas malas uz otru, rijot knišļus‎ ― at night the swamp woodcock runs all over the swamp... it swings its open beak from side to side, swallowing small flies

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ReferencesEdit

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

SloveneEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

slóka f ‎(genitive slóke, nominative plural slóke)

  1. snipe

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