dziedonis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dzied(āt) (to sing) +‎ -onis.

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dziedonis m (2nd declension, feminine form: dziedone)

  1. (male) professional singer
    dziedoņa panākumu pamatā bija brīnumsiltais, maigais tembrs un lieliskā izpildījuma māka — the reason for the singer's success was (his) wonderfully warm, gentle timbre (= voice) and (his) superb performance skill
  2. (poetic) songbird
    zarā šūpojas dzeltenknābjains dziedonis un sauc nācējiem: “tuuit!” — a yellow-beaked songbird, swinging on the branch, said to the newcomers: “tweet!”

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