cauna

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Latvian[edit]

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Cauna

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *kyau-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeu-, *keu- (to shine; light; bright), with an added suffix *-no. Cognates include Lithuanian kiáunė, dialectal kiaunė̃, Old Prussian caune ([kaune]) (compare Latvian dialectal caune), Proto-Slavic *kuna (Russian куница (kuníca), dialectal куна (kuná), Czech, Polish kuna).[1]

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Noun[edit]

cauna f (4th declension)

  1. marten (several species of mustelids of genus Martes)
    meža cauna‎ ― forest marten
    medīt caunas‎ ― to hunt marten
    caunu kažoks‎ ― marten fur
    caunu cepure‎ ― marten (fur) hat
    putni ziemā viegli kļūst par laupīmu vanagam, caunai, sermulim un lapsaí‎ ― birds in winter easily become prey to hawks, martens, ermines and foxes

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References[edit]

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