eja

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *enja, from Proto-Albanian *ainja, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey- 'to go'. Compare Latvian eja (way, passage, corridor) from iet (to go), Ancient Greek εἶμι (eîmi, I go), Hittite 𒄿𒄿𒀀𒋫𒋫 (iyatta, goes), Old Persian 𐎠𐎡𐎫𐎡𐎹 (aitiy, goes). Imperative form of vij.

Verb[edit]

eja

  1. come
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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the present stem ej- of the verb iet (to go) +‎ -a by J. Alunāns, this word replaced a previously used Germanism gaņģis (cf. German Gang). The word was accepted by A. Kronvalds, by whose influence it entered the standard language. Cognates include Lithuanian ėjà (gait, walk, movement; passage, cave).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

eja f (4th declension)

  1. passageway, tunnel, corridor, hallway, aisle etc. where one can go on foot
    galvenā eja — gangway (lit. main passage)
    vārtu eja — gate passage, gateway
    šaura eja — wide passage
    slepena eja' — secret passage
    aizsprotot eju — to obstruct the passage
    un tad viņš... pa vidus eju starp soliem devās uz durvīm — and then he went to the door by the middle passage between the benches
  2. (of animals) hole, den, burrow created by the animal itself
    kurmji rok pat līdz 1 metram dziļas ejas, kas nobeidza paplašinājumā: ligzdā — moles dig passages of up to 1 meter of length, ending in a winder, larger space: the next
  3. (of body or body parts) canal, passage connecting organs, cavities, etc.
    auss iekšēja eja — the inner ear passage canal
    deguna ejas — nasal passages

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References[edit]

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

Sardinian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

eja

  1. yes