ālants

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Latvian[edit]

Ālants

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle Low German ālant, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *al- (white, shiny), first mentioned in 17th-century sources (as alands; the form ālants appeared only in the 19th century).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ālants m (1st declension)

  1. ide (small fish species of the family Cyprinidae, species Leuciscus idus)
    Baltijas jūrā ir daudz dažādu zivju... ir arī saldūdens zivis: ālanti, raudas, karūsas...in the Baltic Sea there is a large variety of fish... there are also freshwater fish: ide, roach, bream
    foreļu un ālantu apdzīvotajos strautos un upītēs rudenī aizvien vēl valda dzīva rosība, jo šīs zivis īsti labi jūtas vēsā ūdenīin the fall, in rivers inhabited by trout and ide, there is still a lot of activity, because these fish feel really well in cold water

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References[edit]

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