šunelis

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Latvian[edit]

Šunelis

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from an (unattested) variant *šuns of suns (dog) (compare Proto-Baltic *šunas (dog)).[1]

Noun[edit]

šunelis m (2nd declension)

  1. little dog; diminutive of suns
    kādam skolas kaimiņam bija šunelis, tāds kucēns, kuram tomēr bija skaļa balss — one of the school neighbors had a little dog, a puppy that, however, had a loud voice

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References[edit]

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