balsene

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A term coined in the second half of the 18th century by K. Biezbārdis from balss (voice) +‎ -ene.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balsene f (5th declension)

  1. (anatomy) larynx (organ that houses the vocal cords)
    balsenes dobumslaryngeal cavity
    balsenes sienaslaryngeal wall
    balsenes iekaisums — inflammation of the larynx

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References[edit]

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