govs

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

govs

  1. plural of gov

Latvian[edit]

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Govs

Etymology[edit]

From earlier Latvian *gùovis, from Eastern Proto-Baltic *guowis (an i-stem), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws (cattle). Cognates include Hittite guwau- (guwau-), Old Armenian կով (kov), Proto-Slavic *govędo (cattle) (Russian говядина (govjádina, beef), dialectal говядо (govjádo, cattle, beef, butter), Belarusian гавяда (gavjáda, domestic animal), Bulgarian говедо (govedo, cow, cattle), Czech hovado (cow, cattle)), Old High German chuo (German Kuh, Dutch koe, English cow, Swedish ko, Icelandic kýr), Proto-Celtic *bow- (Old Irish , Irish , Scottish Gaelic , Middle Welsh bu) Latin bōs, bōvis (ox, cattle), dialectal vos (Italian bove, bue, French bœuf, Romanian bou, Spanish buey, Portuguese boi).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

govs f (6th declension)

  1. cattle (bovines in general, syn. liellops)
    govju fermacow farm, cattle ranch
    govju ēdināšanathe feeding of the cattle
  2. cow (specifically female)
    piena govsmilk cow, dairy cow
    slaukt govisto milk the cows
    govs stāv ciet, ir cietthe cow stands, is closed (= does not give milk, before calving)

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References[edit]

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