bērs

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Latvian[edit]

Bēra ķēve

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *bēr-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-, *bʰēr- (shiny, light brown). Cognates include Lithuanian beras, Proto-Germanic *beran (bear) (Old High German bëro, German Bär, English bear).[1]

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Adjective[edit]

bērs (def. bērais; adv. bēri)

  1. (of horses and their hair) brown, bay
    bērs kumeļšbrown, bay foal, colt
    bēra ķēvebrown, bay mare

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References[edit]

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