žurka

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Latvian[edit]

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Žurka

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Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Polish szczurek (little rat, mouse), diminutive of szczur (rat), first mentioned in the 17th century, apparently still as a foreign word; in the 18th century, it had already acquired its present form (but compare dialectal variants žurks, žorks, šurks). [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

žurka m

  1. (dialectal form) genitive singular form of žurks

žurka f (4th declension)

  1. rat (esp. genus Rattus)
    žurku slazds — a rat (= mouse) trap
    žurku inderat poison
    žurku zālesrat medicine (= poison)
    slapjš kā (ūdens) žurka — as wet as a (water) rat
    pliks kā baznīcas žurka — as naked as a church rat (= very poor)

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References[edit]

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

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

žurka f (Cyrillic spelling журка)

  1. party

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The more common locative/dative form of žurka in the colloquial language is žurci, while žurki is the normative form.