ūdrs

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Latvian[edit]

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Ūdrs

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Etymology[edit]

Cf. Proto-Balto-Slavic *ūdrāˀ, Proto-Indo-European *udreh₂, *udrós (water animal, otter); from the same stem as ūdens: Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥, *wédōr (water) (from *aw(e)- (to moisten) plus a derivational -d, forming *awed, *awd, *ud, *ūd) , with a suffix *-ro; the original meaning was probably “aquatic animal”, still attested in Sanskrit. Cognates include Lithuanian ū́dra, ū́dras (compare Latvian dialectal ūdris), Old Prussian udro, Proto-Slavic *vydra (Russian, Belarusian выдра (výdra), Bulgarian видра (vídra), Czech vydra, Polish wydra, Upper Sorbian wudra), Proto-Germanic *otra < *utra (Old High German ottar, Old Norse otr, Old English oter, German Otter, Swedish utter, English otter), Sanskrit Lua error in Module:parameters at line 41: The parameter "4" does not exist., Ancient Greek ὕδρος (húdros), ὕδρα (húdra, water serpent), Latin lutra < *utrā- < *udrā- (French loutre, Romanian lutră, Italian, Portuguese lontra, Spanish lutria, nutria).[1]

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Noun[edit]

ūdrs m (1st declension)

  1. otter (any aquatic or marine mustelid)
    parastais ūdrs — common otter
    ūdri ir sastopami gandrīz visos kontinentosotters can be found in almost all continents

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References[edit]

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