vabole

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Latvian[edit]

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Vabole

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *web-, from Proto-Indo-European *webʰ- (to move here and there, to wave, to teem). Cognates include Lithuanian vãbalas, vãbuolas (insect), vãbolė, dung beetle, Russian dialectal веблица (véblica, intestinal worm), Old High German wibil, Old Saxon wivil (insect), English weevil (beetle sp.).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

vabole f (5th declension)

  1. beetle (any of many insect species (order: Coleoptera) with two hard, shell-like front wings which cover and protect a pair of rear wings)
    gaļēdājas, visēdājas vaboles — carnivorous, omnivorous beetles
    brūnā vabole — brown beetle
    dārzu vabole — garden beetle
    biešu vabole — beet beetle

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References[edit]

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