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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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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. ^ Ronald Kim (forth.), The phonology of Balto-Slavic, In: Handbook of Indo-European Studies, ed. M. Weiss & A. Garrett, OUP
  2. ^ “ūdrs” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7