gailis

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Latvian[edit]

Gailis

Etymology[edit]

From *gal-n-o, enlargement of *gl̥H-o, zero-grade of Proto-Indo-European *golH-so. Cognates include Welsh galw (call), English call, Lithuanian gal̃sas (echo), Russian голос (gólos, voice), Polish głos (voice), Albanian gjuhë (voice)).

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Noun[edit]

gailis m (2nd declension)

  1. rooster, cock (male domestic fowl, especially Gallus gallus)
    lielīgs kā gailis — boastful as a rooster
    gaiļa gadirooster years (= adolescence)
  2. (in the plural) time (very early morning) when roosters crow; the crowing itself
    pirmie gaiļi — the first rooster crow (of the rooster)
    otrie, trešie gaiļi — the second, third rooster crow

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