vāvere

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Latvian[edit]

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Vāvere

Etymology[edit]

From a reduplicated form of Proto-Baltic *war-, from Proto-Indo-European *wor-, *wer- (squirrel, small forest mammal), probably from *wer- (to turn, to bend) (perhaps because of this animal's flexible body). Cognates include Lithuanian voverė̃, Old Prussian weware, Russian dialectal веверица (véverica), вевёрка (vevjórka), Belarusian вавёрка (vavjórka), Ukrainian віверица (vivéryca), вевірка (vevírka), вивірка (vývirka), Bulgarian веверица (véverica), Czech veverka, Polish wiewiórka, Old High German eihhurno, eihhorno (< *aik-wer-nan, German Eichhorn, Dutch eekhoorn, Persian وروره (varvarah), Latin vīverra (ferret).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vāvere f (5th declension)

  1. squirrel (family Sciuridae)
    rudā vāvere — red squirrel
    klinšu vāvere — rock squirrel
    vāveres ligzdasquirrel nest
    vāvere čokstina — the squirrel squeaks

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References[edit]

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