trusis

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

trūsīs

  1. dative masculine plural of trūsus
  2. dative feminine plural of trūsus
  3. dative neuter plural of trūsus
  4. ablative masculine plural of trūsus
  5. ablative neuter plural of trūsus
  6. ablative feminine plural of trūsus

Latvian[edit]

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Trusis

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Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Belarusian трусь (trus'), or perhaps from Polish truś. This word is first mentioned in 17th-century dictionaries as truš(s), later (18-19th centuries) in competition with other borrowings (kraliņš from Russian кролик (krolik) or kaninķenis, kaninķins from German Kaninchen). In the 19th century, the most frequent forms were trusis and trušis, also truše; only in the 20th century did the current form become dominant.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

trusis m (2nd declension)

  1. rabbit (esp. Oryctolagus cuniculus)
    mājas trusis — domestic rabbit
    savvaļas trusis — wild rabbit
    trušu vilarabbit fur
    trušu ādarabbit skin, leather

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Usage notes[edit]

In English, rabbit is the preferred word when one does not want to distingusih rabbits from hares; in Latvian, zaķis (hare) is preferred, and trusis (rabbit) is less frequent. (Note that the Latvian Easter Bunny is in fact the Easter Hare.)

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References[edit]

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