kalnas

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *kalˀnas (compare Latvian kal̂ns, possibly Polish czółno(dugout) < *čьlno), ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *kelH-(lift), see Lithuanian kélti(raise, lift), kìlti(rise, originate), Polish czoło(forehead, front). Cognate with English hill < *kl̥H-nís; Icelandic hallr(rock) < *kólH-nus; Latin collis(hill) < *kolH-nis; Ancient Greek κολώνη(kolṓnē) κολωνóς(kolōnós, hill).

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Noun[edit]

kálnas m ‎(plural kalnaĩ) stress pattern 3 [1]

  1. (geography) hill, mountain
  2. heap, mountain (a large amount of something)
    knỹgų kalnaĩ - heaps of books

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “kalnas” in Juozas Balčikonis [et al.] (1954), Dabartinės lietuvių kalbos žodynas. Vilnius: Valstybinė politinės ir mokslinės literatūros leidykla.
  • “kalnas” in Victoria Martsinkyavitshute (2012), Hippocrene Concise Dictionary: Lithuanian-English/English-Lithuanian, Seventh printing. New York: Hippocrene Books. ISBN 978-0-7818-0151-5