ūdra

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: udrà and ūdrā

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ūdra m

  1. genitive singular form of ūdrs

Noun[edit]

ūdra m

  1. (dialectal form) genitive singular form of ūdris

Lithuanian[edit]

Lithuanian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia lt

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *ūˀdrāˀ; compare Latvian ûdrs, Old Prussian udro, Proto-Slavic *vỳdra ‎(otter).[1] From Proto-Indo-European *udreh₂, a substantivized feminine of *udrós ‎(aquatic, of water). Compare Ancient Greek ὕδρα ‎(húdra, sea serpent), Latin lutra ‎(otter).[2]

The long vowel and acute accuentation are reflexes of Winter's Law (compare vanduõ ‎(water), where Winter's law was blocked).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈuːdrɐ/

Noun[edit]

ū́dra f ‎(plural ū́dros) stress pattern 1

  1. otter (Lutra lutra)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015) Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 27898 1, page 477
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 355