vasara

See also: vasarą and vasarā

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Indo-Iranian; cognate to Sanskrit वज्र (vájra).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈʋɑsɑrɑ]
  • Hyphenation: va‧sa‧ra

NounEdit

vasara

  1. hammer (tool)
  2. hammer (piano part)
  3. (anatomy) A malleus or hammer (one of the bones in the ear).

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SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • vasaralaite
  • vasaramurskain
  • vasaranisku
  • vasaroida
  • vasartaa

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LatvianEdit

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Vasara

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *wes-ar-ā, from *wes-er-ā, from Proto-Indo-European *wesr̥ (summer), genitive *wesnes, from the stem *awes-, *wes- (to shine). The original meaning was “bright (season)” (i.e., after the dark days of winter), covering also spring, which in ancient times was considered to be one season together with summer. Cognates include Lithuanian vãsara, Old Church Slavonic вєсна (vesna), Russian, Ukrainian весна (vesná), Belarusian вясна (vjasná), Czech vesna, Polish wiosna, Old Norse vār, Sanskrit वसन्तः (vasantáḥ, spring) (< *wes-en-to), Ancient Greek ἔαρ (éar) (< *wēsr̥-), Latin vēr (< *wēsr̥-).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

vasara f (4th declension)

  1. summer (season of the year, from June 21-22 to September 22-23 in the Northern Hemisphere, characterized by the highest temperatures of the year)
    karsta, sausa vasara — hot, dry summer
    slapja, lietaina vasara — wet, rainy summer
    saulaina vasara — sunny summer
    iestājās vasarasummer has started
    pēdējais vasaras mēnesis — last summer month
    karsta vasaras diena — hot summer day
    pavadīt vasaras laukos — to spend the summer in the countryside
    vasaras saulgriežisummer solstice
    meteoroloģiskā vasara sākas, kad diennakts vidējā gaisa temperatūra sasniedz 15° C — the meteorological summer begins when the daily average air temperature reaches 15° C
    kas ir vasara? saule, lietus, zaļa zeme un zili ūdeņi, garas, karstas dienas un īsas naktis — what is summer? sun, rain, green earth and blue waters, long, hot days and short nights
  2. (in the genitive, used adjectivally) summer; typical of summer; which happens, is used in summer
    vasaras atpūtasummer rest
    vasaras laikssummer time (= daylight saving time)
    vasaras mītnesummer residence
    vasaras mētelis, kleitasummer coat, dress
    vasaras miežisummer barley (i.e., sown in spring and mature already in summer, in the same year)
    vasaras ābolisummer apples (i.e., those that mature early, before the beginning of autumn)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “vasara” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.

LithuanianEdit

Lithuanian Wikipedia has an article on:

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *wésr̥. Cognate with Latin ver (see there for more).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vãsara f (plural vasaros) stress pattern 1

  1. summer

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Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 17:20