fringilla

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Latin[edit]

fringilla (a chaffinch, but see entry)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰereg- (to make a noise, growl, bark), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to drone, hum, buzz). Cognate with English bark, Latin frigūtiō (I chirp), Lithuanian burgė́ti (to growl, grumble, grouch, quarrel) and Serbo-Croatian brgljati (to murmur)[1].

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Noun[edit]

fringilla f (genitive fringillae); first declension

  1. a small bird, possibly the robin or the chaffinch

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fringilla fringillae
genitive fringillae fringillārum
dative fringillae fringillīs
accusative fringillam fringillās
ablative fringillā fringillīs
vocative fringilla fringillae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “bhereg-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 138-139