See also: žirnis

LatvianEdit

 zirnis on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Zirņi (2)
 
Zirņu pāksts (2)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *žírˀnjas, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źírˀna, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵr̥h₂nóm. In Eastern Baltic, this word narrowed its meaning from “grain” to only one kind of grain, “pea”.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

zirnis m (2nd declension)

  1. pea (several plants of the family Fabaceae, especially Pisium sativum)
    dārza zirnisgarden pea
    lauka zirnisfield pea
    sējas zirnissowing pea (Pisum sativum)
  2. pea (the grain of these plants, especially Pisum sativum)
    zirņu pākstspea pod
    lobīt zirņusto shuck, shell peas (pea pods)
    kaltēt zirņusto dry peas
    pelēkie zirņi ar speķigray peas with bacon
    zirņu zupapea soup

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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