sniegs

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Sniegs

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic (or Proto-Balto-Slavic[1]) *snaigas (> Latvian *snaigs, which, under the influence of forms of the verb snigt (to snow), became sniegs; compare Lithuanian snaĩgė (snowflake), still with the original ai), from Proto-Indo-European *snóygʷʰos, from the stem *sneygʷʰ- (to snow). Cognates include Lithuanian sniẽgas, Old Prussian snaygis, Old Church Slavonic снѣгъ (sněgŭ), Russian снег (sneg), Ukrainian сніг (snih), Bulgarian сняг (snjag), Czech sníh, Polish śnieg, Proto-Germanic *snēwes, *snaiwaz (Gothic 𐍃𐌽𐌰𐌹𐍅𐍃 ( snaiws), Old English snāw, Old High German snēo, German Schnee, Dutch sneeuw, English snow, Swedish snö), Old Irish snechta, Ancient Greek νίφα (nípha, snow (acc.)), Latin nix (Italian, Portuguese neve, Spanish nieve, Catalan neu, Romanian nea).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sniegs m (1st declension)

  1. snow (frozen water that falls as precipitation)
    sniegs snieg — it is snowing (lit. the snow snows)
    sniega pārslas, kristālisnowflakes, snow crystals
    sniega ūdens, sniegūdenssnow water
    sniega vīrs, sniegavīrssnowman
    sniega vētrasnow storm
    smalks, dziļš, irdens sniegs — fine, deep, snow
    slapjš, sauss, irdens sniegs — wet, dry, powedery snow
    sniega kupenasnow drift
    sniegs sāk kust — the snow begins to melt
    sniega lāpstasnow shovel
    tīrīt sniegu no ceļa — to clean, remove the snow from the road
    balts kā sniegs — white as snow


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ronald Kim (forth.), The phonology of Balto-Slavic, In: Handbook of Indo-European Studies, ed. M. Weiss & A. Garrett, OUP
  2. ^ “sniegs” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.

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