avene

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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 avene — forest, garden (= domestic) raspberry
    smaržīgā avene — fragant raspberry
    aveņu pudurisraspberry cluster
    baltās avenes — white 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 avenēs — to go get raspberries
    lasīt avenes — to gather raspberries
    aveņu ievārījumsraspberry jam
    Justīne spraucās cauri brikšņiem, lasīdama gatavās avenes — Justīne peeped through the thicket (bush), gathering ripe raspberries
    izcirtumā atkal smaržo avenes — in the clearing, one could again smell raspberries

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References[edit]

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