jūra

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See also: jura, Jura, jurá, jūrā, and jūrą

Latvian[edit]

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Jūra

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic [Term?] *jaur-, *jūr-, from Proto-Indo-European *aw(e)r-, *ūr- with an added initial y, from *aw-, *awe- (to wet, to moisten, to flow) with a suffix -r. The initial *y may result from metathesis in *awer- (> *ew(a)r-, *eur-), or from the influence of some other Proto-Indo-European [Term?] root like *(e)rey-, *(e)rew- (to flow) (metathesized into *ewr-). The original meaning was thus “wet, swampy place” (cf. Lithuanian jáuris (swamp) < Proto-Baltic *jaur-), whence “lake” (still attested in old folk tales, and also in borrowings into Finnic: Livonian jõra, Estonian järv, Finnish järvi, Sami jaura, jawre, jávri) and finally “sea.” Cognates include Lithuanian jū́ra, dialectal jūrė, plural jū́ros, jū́rios, jū́rės (cf. Latvian dialectal jūre, jūris, plural jūres), Old Prussian iūrin, *jūren, *jūrʲai, Armenian ջուր (ǰur, water), Albanian hurdë (deep place; pond; swamp); without the initial *y, also Old Norse ūr (drizzle), ȳra (to drizzle), Latin ūrīnō (to dive, to plunge into water), ūrīna (urine).[1]

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jūra f (4th declension)

  1. (geography) sea (large body of salty water)
    Baltijas jūraBaltic Sea
    Melnā jūraBlack Sea
    jūras krasts, ūdens, vējšsea coast, water, wind
    peldēt jūrāto swim in the sea
    jūras slimībasea sickness
    iziet jūrāto go on sea, to sail, to set off
    virs, zem jūrās līmeņaabove, below sea level
  2. (astronomy) sea (dark areas on the surface of the Moon or other natural satellites)
    mēness jūramoon mare
  3. (figuratively) very large quantity or amount (of something)
    ziedu jūrasea of flowers
    liesmu jūrasea of flames

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References[edit]

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

Lithuanian[edit]

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jū́ra f (plural jū́ros) stress pattern 1

  1. sea

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Samogitian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

jūra f (plural jūras)

  1. sea