ķerra

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Latvian[edit]

Ķerra (1)
Ķerra (2)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Dutch kerre (cart, wheelbarrow), or from Swedish kärra (cart, wheelbarrow), both of which are also borrowings, from Latin carrus (waggon). The word is first mentioned in 18th-century dictionaries as kerre; the form ķerra appears in the 19th century, probably in dialects that took the Swedish form (ending in a).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ķerra f (4th declension)

  1. wheelbarrow (small, one-wheeled cart with handles)
    pievest dārzeņus ar ķerruto transport vegetables with a wheelbarrow
  2. greater scaup (diving duck, especially Aythya marila)
    novembra sākumā ķerras no mūsu ūdeņiem nozūdin the beginning of November the greater scaups disappear from our waters

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns. 1992, 2001. Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca. Rīga: AVOTS. ISBN 9984700127.