grūsns

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Latvian[edit]

Grūsna govs

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as grūts (heavy, difficult) (q.v.): *grūt-sna-s > *grūsnas > grūsns. The original meaning was probably “heavy,” from which “pregnant” (cf. Latin gravidus (heavy; pregnant)).[1]

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grūsns (def. grūsnais; adv. grūsni)

  1. (of animals) pregnant
    grūsna govs, aita‎ ― pregnant cow, sheep
    grūsnas cūkas‎ ― pregnant sows

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References[edit]

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