avene

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See also: avenè and avenē

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

avene f

  1. plural of avena

Latvian[edit]

Avenes

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the word avs “ewe” (cf. auns) +‎ -ene. Raspberries are compared to sheep because of their softness and the tiny projections on their surface. Another possible motivation is that sheep often eat raspberry leaves. Cognates include Lithuanian aviẽtė.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

avene f (5th declension)

  1. raspberry (a plant of the family Rosaceae, genus Robus, with sweet, aromatic, usually red berries)
    meža, dārza aveneforest, garden (= domestic) raspberry
    smaržīgā avenefragant raspberry
    aveņu pudurisraspberry cluster
    baltās aveneswhite raspberries
    avenes izplatītas visā ziemeļu puslodes mērenajā joslā, ogas sarkanasraspberries (are) found all over the temperate zone of the Northern hemisphere, (its) berries (are) red
  2. raspberry (the berries of this plant)
    iet avenēsto go get raspberries
    lasīt avenesto gather raspberries
    aveņu ievārījumsraspberry jam
    Justīne spraucās cauri brikšņiem, lasīdama gatavās avenesJustīne peeped through the thicket (bush), gathering ripe raspberries
    izcirtumā atkal smaržo avenesin the clearing, one could again smell raspberries

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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