asaris

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Latvian[edit]

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Asaris

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *ašerā, from Proto-Indo-European *aḱerā, from *aḱ-, *h₂ḱ- (sharp, pointed, angular; stone) (whence also ass (sharp), q.v.), with a suffix -er (< *-ros), also found in other Indo-European words related to “sharpness” from other languages (compare Lithuanian ašrùs, Latin ācer (sharp), Ancient Greek ἄκρος (ákros, at the edge; pointed, sharp), ἄκρον (corner; edge; blade), Sanskrit अश्रिः (áśriḥ, corner, edge, blade)). In Latvian, the vowel in the suffix (e) assimilated to the preceding stem vowel (a); in Slavic languages, the stem vowel assimilated to the suffix vowel. Cognates include Lithuanian ešerỹs, dialectal ašerỹs, Proto-Slavic *esera (Polish dialectal jesiora (fish bone)). [1]

Noun[edit]

asaris m (2nd declension)

  1. European perch (species of fish, Perca fluviatilis, with black back, greenish sides and abdomen, and reddish belly)
    izmakšķerēt asari — to fish, catch a perch
    jūras asaris — redfish (lit. sea perch)

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References[edit]

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