sloka

See also: slokā

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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

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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 lidojumswoodcock 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

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slóka f ‎(genitive slóke, nominative plural slóke)

  1. snipe

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