ālants

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Latvian[edit]

Ālants

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle Low German ālant, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *al- (white, shiny), first mentioned in 17th-century sources (as alands; the form ālants appeared only in the 19th century).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ālants m (1st declension)

  1. ide (small fish species of the family Cyprinidae, species Leuciscus idus)
    Baltijas jūrā ir daudz dažādu zivju... ir arī saldūdens zivis: ālanti, raudas, karūsas... — in the Baltic Sea there is a large variety of fish... there are also freshwater fish: ide, roach, bream
    foreļu un ālantu apdzīvotajos strautos un upītēs rudenī aizvien vēl valda dzīva rosība, jo šīs zivis īsti labi jūtas vēsā ūdenī — in the fall, in rivers inhabited by trout and ide, there is still a lot of activity, because these fish feel really well in cold water

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References[edit]

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