medus

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Latvian[edit]

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Medus

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *medu-, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu. Cognates include Lithuanian medùs, Old Prussian meddo, Old Church Slavonic мєдъ (medŭ), Russian мёд (mjod), Belarusian мед (med), Ukrainian мід (mid), мед (mid, med), Bulgarian мед (med), Czech med, Polish miód, Old Irish mid (mead), Old High German metu, German Met, English mead, Sanskrit मधु (mádhu, sweet drink, honey), Scythian madu, Tocharian B mīt.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

medus m (3rd declension)

  1. honey
    medus kārehoneycomb
    medus maizehoney bread
    medus cepumihoney biscuits
    ziedu medus — blossom honey
    mākslīgais medus — artificial honey
    salds kā medus — as sweet as honey

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References[edit]

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

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *medu-, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu.

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Noun[edit]

medus m

  1. honey