žvirblis

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Lithuanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Related to Latvian zvirbulis (sparrow), Polish wróbel, Slovene vrábelj < Proto-Slavic *vorbъlь, *vorbьjь (sparrow). Akin to Proto-Indo-European *(s)werbʰ- +‎ -ulis. The o-grade in the Slavic forms is reflected in žvarbus (sharp, piercing). The initial ž- can be identified with an original s-mobile, with later assimilation to the following -v-, compare Serbo-Croatian srābȁc, Bulgarian dialectal шво́роб (švórob); compare also Proto-Slavic *svȏrbъ (itch), Russian сво́роб (svórob), Slovene srȃb (scabies). Alternatively, the ž- may have appeared by analogy with žvyrė (ptarmigan), Latvian dialectal žvīgurs (sparrow).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒvʲɪ͡rbʲ.lʲɪs/

Noun[edit]

žvìrblis m (plural žvìrbliai) stress pattern 1

  1. sparrow (bird from the genus Passer, commonly Passer domesticus)

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