ūdrs

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Latvian[edit]

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Ūdrs

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Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as ūdens: Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥, *wédōr ‎(water), with a suffix *-ro, resulting in Proto-Indo-European *udrós ‎(water animal), from which Proto-Baltic *ud-ra-s (or possibly Proto-Balto-Slavic *ū́drā́[1]). The original meaning, “aquatic animal,” is attested in Sanskrit.

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Noun[edit]

ūdrs m (1st declension)

  1. otter (any aquatic or marine mustelid)
    parastais ūdrs — common otter
    ūdri ir sastopami gandrīz visos kontinentosotters can be found in almost all continents

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim, Ronald (forth.), “The Phonology of Balto-Slavic”, in Jared S. Klein, Brian Joseph, and Matthias Fritz, editors, Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An International Handbook of Language Comparison and the Reconstruction of Indo-European[1], Berlin: de Gruyter
  2. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “ūdrs”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7