asaris

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

asarīs

  1. dative plural of asarum
  2. ablative plural of asarum

Latvian[edit]

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Asaris

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *ašerā, from Proto-Indo-European *aḱerā, from *aḱ-, *h₂ḱ- ‎(sharp, pointed, angular; stone) (whence also ass ‎(sharp), q.v.), with a suffix -er (< *-ros), also found in other Indo-European words related to “sharpness” from other languages (compare Lithuanian ašrùs, Latin ācer ‎(sharp), Ancient Greek ἄκρος ‎(ákros, at the edge; pointed, sharp), ἄκρον ‎(corner; edge; blade), Sanskrit अश्रिः ‎(áśriḥ, corner, edge, blade)). In Latvian, the vowel in the suffix (e) assimilated to the preceding stem vowel (a); in Slavic languages, the stem vowel assimilated to the suffix vowel. Cognates include Lithuanian ešerỹs, dialectal ašerỹs, Proto-Slavic *esera (Polish dialectal jesiora ‎(fish bone)). [1]

Noun[edit]

asaris m (2nd declension)

  1. European perch (species of fish, Perca fluviatilis, with black back, greenish sides and abdomen, and reddish belly)
    izmakšķerēt asari — to fish, catch a perch
    jūras asaris — redfish (lit. sea perch)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “asaris”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7