ērglis

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Ērglis

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *er-el- (eagle) (whence dialectal Latvian erelis, then *er(e)lis > *èrdlis > *èrglis > ērglis), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (eagle). Cognates include Lithuanian erẽlis, regional arẽlis, Old Prussian arelie (corrected: arelis), Hittite 𒄩𒀀𒊏𒀸 (ḫāras, eagle), Proto-Slavic *orьlъ (Old Church Slavonic орьлъ (orĭlŭ), Russian орёл (orjól), Belarusian арол (aról), Ukrainian, Bulgarian орел (orel), Czech orel, Polish orzeł), Proto-Germanic *aran (Gothic 𐌰𐍂𐌰 (ara, eagle), Old High German arn, German Aar (poetic), Adler, Dutch adelaar (both from adel-are “noble eagle”), Danish ørn, Swedish örn, Old English earn), Ancient Greek ὄρνις (órnis, bird).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ērglis m (2nd declension)

  1. eagle (large carnivorous birds in fam. Accipitridae, with hooked bill and keen vision)
    kalnu ērglis — mountain eagle
    klinšu ērglis — imperial eagle (lit. rock eagle)
    jūras ērglis — sea eagle
    zivju ērglis — fish eagle
    ērgļa acis, skatienseagle eyes, vision (i.e., very sharp eyes, vision)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “ērglis” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7