See also: stirnā



 stirna on Latvian Wikipedia


Usually derived from Proto-Baltic *šern-, *širn-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer-(upper part (head, horns, vertex)), with an extra -n (from which also German Horn, English horn, Latin cornū and also cervus(deer)), which yielded Latvian archaic sirna. The presence of a t has given rise to various explanations: st- < *ts-; metathesis (sirna > *srina) with t epenthesis; contamination or influence from some other animal name, e.g., taurs; borrowing from a Slavic language with changes to conform to Baltic pronunciation. More recently, it has been suggested that stirna might come from Proto-Indo-European *ser-(red, pink) in the reduced grade *sr̥-no-, causing t epenthesis in Baltic. Cognates include Lithuanian stìrna, Old Prussian sirwis, Proto-Slavic *sьrna (Old Church Slavonic сръна(srŭna), Old East Slavic срьна(srĭna), Russian серна(sérna), Ukrainian сарна(sarna), серна(sárna, sérna), Bulgarian сърна(sǎrna, chamois), Czech srna, Polish sarna(roe deer)).[1]


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stirna f (4th declension)

  1. roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)
    stirnu āzis, stirnuāzis, stirnāzis‎ ― male roe deer
    stirnu buks‎ ― male roe deer
    stirnu kaza, mātīte‎ ― female roe deer
    stirnu mazulis‎ ― baby roe deer, fawn (syn. stirnēns)
    stirnas pašlaik aizliegts medīt‎ ― roe deer hunting is now prohibited
    meitene viegla kā stirna‎ ― a girl as light as a roe deer


Derived termsEdit


  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns. 1992, 2001. Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca. Rīga: AVOTS. ISBN 9984700127.



stìrna f stress pattern 1

  1. roe