dzērve

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Latvian[edit]

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Dzērve

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *gerwē-, from Proto-Indo-European *gerHw-, derived from *ger-, *gerh₂-, used to form words that represent or imitate harsh bird sounds. The long vowel results from an intonational change: er̄ > ēr. Cognates inlcude Lithuanian gérvė, Old Prussian gērwē, Sudovian gerwe (stork), Proto-Slavic *žeravъ < *geravъ (Russian жура́вль (žurávlʹ) < жера́вль (žerávlʹ), Belarusian жура́ў (žuráŭ), жураве́ль (žuravjélʹ), Ukrainian жура́в (žuráv), жураве́ль (žuravélʹ), Bulgarian же́рав (žérav), Czech žeráv, Polish żuraw), Old High German kranuh, German Kranich, Ancient Greek γέρην (gérēn), γέρανος (géranos), Latin grūs.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

dzērve f (5th declension)

  1. crane (several species of birds, typically with long legs, belonging to the family Gruidae, especially Grus grus)
    dzērvju klaigasthe clamor of cranes
    dzērves rindālike cranes in line (i.e., one after the other)
    dzērves ir ļoti gurdi un tramīgi putnicranes are very smart and skittish birds
    vēl purvos dzērves sauc, celdamās spārnosin the swamps the cranes still call, raising their wings

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References[edit]

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