eja

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *enja, from Proto-Albanian *ainja, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey- 'to go'. Compare Latvian eja (way, passage, corridor) from iet (to go), Ancient Greek εἶμι (eîmi, I go), Hittite 𒄿𒄿𒀀𒋫𒋫 (iyatta, goes), Old Persian 𐎠𐎡𐎫𐎡𐎹 (aitiy, goes). Imperative form of vij.

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eja

  1. come
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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the present stem ej- of the verb iet (to go) +‎ -a by J. Alunāns, this word replaced a previously used Germanism gaņģis (cf. German Gang). The word was accepted by A. Kronvalds, by whose influence it entered the standard language. Cognates include Lithuanian ėjà (gait, walk, movement; passage, cave).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

eja f (4th declension)

  1. passageway, tunnel, corridor, hallway, aisle etc. where one can go on foot
    galvenā ejagangway (lit. main passage)
    vārtu ejagate passage, gateway
    šaura ejawide passage
    slepena eja ― secret passage'
    aizsprotot ejuto obstruct the passage
    un tad viņš... pa vidus eju starp soliem devās uz durvīmand then he went to the door by the middle passage between the benches
  2. (of animals) hole, den, burrow created by the animal itself
    kurmji rok pat līdz 1 metram dziļas ejas, kas nobeidza paplašinājumā: ligzdāmoles dig passages of up to 1 meter of length, ending in a winder, larger space: the next
  3. (of body or body parts) canal, passage connecting organs, cavities, etc.
    auss iekšēja ejathe inner ear passage canal
    deguna ejasnasal passages

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References[edit]

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

Sardinian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

eja

  1. yes