vilna

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See also: vilnā, viļņa, and Vilna

Latvian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See vilns

Noun[edit]

vilna m

  1. (dialectal form) genitive singular form of vilns

Etymology 2[edit]

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 Vilna on Latvian Wikipedia

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Aitas vilna (1)
Vilnas dzija (2)

From Proto-Baltic *wilnā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂. Cognates include Lithuanian vìlna, Old Prussian wilna, wilnis (skirt [< made of wool]), Old East Slavic вълна (vŭlna), Russian dialectal волна (vólna, wool, woolen fabric), Belarusian воўна (vóŭna), Ukrainian вовна (vóvna), Bulgarian вълна (vắlna), Czech vlna, Polish wełna, Proto-Germanic *wullō (Gothic 𐍅𐌿𐌻𐌻𐌰 (wulla), Old High German wolla, German Wolle, English wool), Hittite ḫulana-, Sanskrit ऊर्णा (ū́rṇā) (from *ul̥), Ancient Greek λῆνος (lēnos) (Doric λᾶνος (lānos), Latin lāna (Spanish, Italian lana, Romanian lână, Portuguese ).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vilna f (4th declension)

  1. wool (the hair of certain animals (especially sheep)
    aitas vilna — sheep wool
    bieza, gara vilna — thick, long wool
    cirpt vilnu — to shear wool
    kārst vilnu — to card wool
    vērpt vilnu — to spin wool
  2. wool (something made of this animal hair: yarn, fabric, clothes)
    vilnas dzija, audumswool yarn, fabric
    vilnas cimdi, zeķes, segawool gloves, socks, blanket
    vilnas lakats, kleitawool scarf, dress
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂.

Noun[edit]

vìlna f (accent paradigm 1)

  1. wool

Declension[edit]