pašskanis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From paš (a form of pats “self”) +‎ skan(ēt) (to sound). A calque of German Selbstlaut (vowel), it was coined by A. Kronvalds in the 1860s and later changed by him to its modern form patskanis.[1]

Noun[edit]

pašskanis m (2nd declension)

  1. obsolete form of patskanis

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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