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LatvianEdit

 
Mājas strazds
 
Dziedātājstrazds

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *trazdas with an additional initial s-, from Proto-Indo-European *trosdos(thrush). In some Latvian dialects, the z was eliminated by dissimilation, yielding strads.

Cognates include Lithuanian strãzdas, dialectal strazdà, strazà, strãzas, Old Prussian tresde, Proto-Slavic *trozdъ, from *drozdъ (Russian, Bulgarian дрозд(drozd), Ukrainian дрізд(drizd), Czech drozd, dialectal drozda, zdrozda, drozen, Polish drozd), Proto-Germanic *þrau(d)-st-, *þrōst-, *þrast-ur (Old High German drōsca-, German Drossel, English throstle, Old Norse þrǭstr-, Norwegian trost, Swedish trast), Breton trask, draskl, tred, dred, Latin turdus (< *tr̥zdos) (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian tordo).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

strazds m (1st declension)

  1. starling, thrush, throstle (gregarious birds of the families Sturnidae and Turdidae; various species)
    strazdu dzimta‎ ― the starling family (Sturnidae)
    strazdu būris‎ ― a bird house (for starlings)
    mājas strazds‎ ― common (lit. house) starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
    sila strazds‎ ― mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
    dziedātājstrazds‎ ― song thrush (Turdus philomelos)

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ReferencesEdit

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