auss

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Latvian[edit]

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Auss

Etymology[edit]

A 6th-declension stem based on an earlier plural form ausì, from Proto-Baltic *aus-, from Proto-Indo-European *ōws-, *us- (< *h₂ṓws) “ear.” From Proto-Baltic, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ows-. Cognates include Lithuanian ausìs, Old Prussian, ausins (accusative plural), Old Church Slavonic ухо (uxo), Russian ухо (uxo), Belarusian вуха (vúxa), Ukrainian вухо (vúxo), Czech, Polish ucho, Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐍃𐍉 (ausō) (< Proto-Germanic *ausan-, Old High German ōra, German Ohr, Avestan uši (uši) “both ears mind, reason,” Ancient Greek οὖς (oûs), Latin auris (< *ausis).[1]

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auss f (6th declension)

  1. (anatomy) ear (the organ of hearing)
    ārējā, iekšējā aussouter, inner ear
    pakasīt aiz aussto scratch behind the ear
    spalvainas ausishairy ears
    ausu ārstsear doctor
    auss ejaear canal
    auss iekaisumsear infection
    nedzirdīgas, kurlas ausisdeaf ears
    saberzēt nosalušas ausis' to rub (one's) ice-cold ears
    ausīs džinkst, dūc, zvana, dun, šalc, rūc, šņāc(one's) ears are buzzing, whizzing, ringing
    mūsu auss skaņas svārstības uztver tikai no 15 līdz 20000 hercu intervālāour ear's sound perception range covers an interval of only 15 to 20000 Hertz
    suns aprimst kaukt un aizdomīgi paceļ ausisthe dog stopped howling and suspiciously raised his ears
  2. (figuratively) an individual human being
    slēpt ko no ziņkārām ausīmto hide something from curious ears
  3. ear (the capacity to hear; understanding, awareness of what one hears)
    labas ausisgood ears (= hearing)
    vājas ausisweak, poor ears (= hearing)
    nē, es redzu: jūsu ausim mani vārdi ir tukša skaņano, I see: to your ears my words are empty sounds
  4. (usually plural) ears (elongated, protruding lateral parts of certain objects)
    nolaist cepures ausisto let down (one's) hat ears
    būrtnīca ar ausīma notebook with ears
    durvīs parādās večuks... ziemas cepures ausis nokarājas uz abām pusēm kā dažkārt zaķiman old man showed up at the door... the ears of his winter hat were hanging on both sides as bunny ears sometimes do

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References[edit]

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