kūora

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Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *korva. Cognate with Finnish korva, Estonian kõrv.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kūora

  1. ear (hearing organ)
    • Tiit-Rein Viitso, Valts Ernštreits (2012–2013), Līvõkīel-ēstikīel-lețkīel sõnārōntõz, Tartu, Rīga: TÜ, LVA
      īdst kūorast sizzõl, tuoizõst ulzõ
      to go in one ear and out the other
      kūora tagān pānda
      to note something for future reference (lit. "to put behind one's ear")
      kūorad pistõ ajjõ
      to prick up one's ears
      kūora vīngõb
      [my] ear is ringing
      kūora um vizās
      [my] ear is popped (lit. "ear is closed")
      kūorad sadābõd vizzõ
      [your] ears get popped (lit. "ears become closed")
      ta äb nustā mittõ kuorrõ
      he pretends not to hear (lit. "he won't lift an ear")
      se lekš tikkiž min kūorastõ piddõz
      I wasn't paying attention, I missed all of it (lit. "it all went past my ear")
      ma kūliz siedā pūol kūoraks
      I heard it through the grapevine (lit. "I heard it with half of an ear")

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