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Vērši

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *wers-, *wr̥s- (male). Cognates include Lithuanian ver̃šis (calf; (dialectal) ox), Old Prussian werstian (calf) (maybe *wersistian?), Sanskrit वृष (vṛṣa, bull; male), वृषन् (vṛṣan, man; stallion, ox), Avestan 𐬬𐬀𐬭𐬱𐬥𐬌(varšni, ram), Latin verrēs (boar).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [vɛ̀ːrsis]
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NounEdit

vērsis m (2nd declension)

  1. ox (male cattle, usually castrated, often used as a beast of burden)
    darba vērsisworking ox
    vēršu pajūgsoxcart
    vērša gaļaox (= cow) meat, beef
    vēršu cīņasox fight (= bullfight, in Spain)

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “vērsis”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN