ābele

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See also: abele, Abele, ābelē, and Ābele

Latvian[edit]

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Ābele

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *ābōl, genitive *ābeles (from this paradigm, the two forms ābols (apple) and ābele (apple tree) were later differentiated), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ébl̥, *h₂ebōl, a word which some consider a borrowing from some pre-Indo-European language. Cognates include Lithuanian obelìs, Old Prussian wobelne, Proto-Slavic *ablonь, *abolnь (Ukrainian яблінь (jáblin’), Russian, Belarusian яблоня (jáblonja), Bulgarian яблан (jablan), аблан (jablán, ablán), Czech jabloň, Polish jabłoń).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ābele f (5th declension)

  1. apple tree (gen. Malus)
    stādīt, kopt ābelesto plant, to cultivate apple trees
    ābele ziedosapple tree in flower
    ābele pilna ar āboliemapple tree full of apples
    ābeļu sugasapple tree species
    galva balta kā ābelehead as white as an apple tree(= gray hair)

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References[edit]

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