ezis

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Ezis

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *ežis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰis ‎(hedgehog), perhaps from eǵʰi-no-s “one that deals with snakes” > “snake-eater”. Cognates include Lithuanian ežỹs, regional ẽżis, Proto-Slavic *ežь (Russian ёж ‎(jož), Ukrainian dialectal ож ‎(), Bulgarian еж ‎(), Czech regional jež, Polish jeż), Old High German igil (< *eǵʰil-), Middle Low German egel, German Igel), Ancient Greek ἐχῖνος ‎(ekhînos), Old Armenian ոզնի ‎(ozni).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ezis m (2nd declension)

  1. hedgehog (small spiny mammal)
    eža adatas — hedgehog needles
    ass kā ezis — sharp as a hedgehog

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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