grīva

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See also: griva and grīvā

Latvian[edit]

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Grīva

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *grī́ˀwāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷriHweh₂ (neck, nape), from the stem *gʷer- (to swallow), whence also Latvian dzert (to drink)). Cognates include Proto-Slavic *griva (mane) (Russian гри́ва (gríva, mane) (dialectal also “narrow bay,” “steep river bank”), Belarusian гры́ва (hrýva, mane) (dialectal also “dry place in a swamp”), Ukrainian гри́ва (hrýva, mane), Czech hříva, Polish grzywa), Sanskrit ग्रीवा (grīvā́, neck).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

grīva f (4th declension)

  1. estuary, mouth (the place at which a river reaches the sea)
    padziļināt upes grīvuto deepen the river's estuary
    pie Daugavas grīvas bija pārāk daudz zvejniekuat the mouth of the Daugava there were too many fishermen

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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