ķīsis

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Latvian[edit]

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Ķīsis

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Livonian kiš (ruffe); compare cognates in other Baltic-Finnic languages (Finnish kiiski, Estonian kiisk, kiis (ruffe)). This word is already attested in 15th-16th century family names, in 17th-century dictionaries as ķīsa, ķīsis, and from the 18th century on only in its modern form ķīsis.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ķīsis m (2nd declension)

  1. ruffe (small freshwater fish, especially Gymnocephalus cernuus)
    ķīsis barojas ar odu kāpuriem un zivju ikriem — the ruffe feeds on mosquito larvae and fish eggs

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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