zveja

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *žuw- with extra suffixes -ey-ya, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰew- (fish), the same stem as zivs (fish) (q.v.). Cognates include Lithuanian žvejỹs.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zveja f (4th declension)

  1. fishing (the catching of fish or aquatic invertebrates with various specific tools)
    zvejas kuģis, laivafishing vessel, boat
    zvejas piederumifishing tools, accessories
    zvejas tīkla pludiņifishing net floaters
    siļķu, krabju zveja — herring, crab fishing area
    piekrastes, krasta zveja — coastal, shore fishing
    zemledus zveja — ice fishing (lit. fishing under ice)
    iet uz zveju — to go fishing

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References[edit]

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