See also: värde and vardē

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LatvianEdit

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Varde

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *war-, *wer- with an extra -de, from Proto-Indo-European *wer-, a stem used to form words that imitate human and animal voices (compare vārds(word, name)). Cognates include Lithuanian varlė̃ (with a different suffix).[1] A different hypothesis derives it from Proto-Indo-European *word-, which also yielded with Old Armenian գորտ(gort).[2]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

varde f (5th declension)

  1. frog (small, tailless amphibian (order: Anura) which typically hops)
    zaļā varde‎ ― green frog
    ezera varde‎ ― lake frog
    purva varde‎ ― marsh frog
    varžu kurkuļi‎ ― frog tadpoles
    dīķī kurkst vardes‎ ― frogs croak in the pond

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “varde”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7.
  2. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 227

Northern SamiEdit