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valis

  1. plural of val

LatvianEdit

 valis on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Zilais valis

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Walfisch, a Germanic compound where Wal- is from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz (whale). The word was first borrowed (as valzivs, a compound of val- with zivs (fish) on the model of Wal-fisch, in the early 19th century; before that, only expressions like liela zivs “big fish” or jūras zvērs “sea beast” had been used. The form valis appeared in the early 20th century, and succeeded in replacing valzivs completely only in the 1950s.[1]

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NounEdit

valis m (2nd declension)

  1. whale (large maritime mammals of the order Cetacea)
    dienvidu valissouthern whale
    zilais valisblue whale
    vaļu medībaswhaling (lit. whale hunting)
    vaļu medību kuģiswhaler (lit. whale hunting ship)
    lielākie mūsdienu zīdītāji, vaļi (dažu sugu īpatni pat 30 m gari) ir pastāvīgi ūdens iemītniekithe largest modern mammals, whales (specimens of some species are up to 30m long) are permanent water inhabitants

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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NounEdit

valis f (plural valis)

  1. suitcase

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