stārķis

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Latvian[edit]

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Baltais stārķis

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Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle High German stork, or from Middle Dutch stork (compare German Storch, English stork). The long vowel comes from the long level-tone syllable in the original forms (star̃ks > stārks). This word is first mentioned in 18th-century dictionaries.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stārķis m (2nd declension)

  1. stork (large bird with long neck and legs and a long straight beak; fam. Ciconiidae)
    baltais stārķis — white stork
    melnais stārķis — black stork
    stārķu pāris — a couple of storks
    stārķa ligzdastork nest

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References[edit]

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