lakstīgala

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Latvian[edit]

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Lakstīgala

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Etymology[edit]

From an older (still dialectally attested) form lakstīga (the final la resulting from Germanic influence; cf. German Nachtigall), from the verb lakstīt (to produce bird-like sounds; to chirp, to tweet; to whistle), from Proto-Baltic *lakst-, from Proto-Indo-European *lekʷ-, *lokʷ-, which renders voice sounds (and from which Latin loquor “to speak”). Cognates include Lithuanian lakštiñgala, lakštìngala.[1]

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Noun[edit]

lakstīgala f (4th declension)

  1. nightingale (small, grayish-brown European songbird, Luscinia luscinia)
    lakstīgalas dziesma‎ ― the song of the nightingale
    es vakarā paliku mazliet vēlāk ārā vienkārši tādēļ, lai paklausītos, kā upmalā pogo lakstīgala‎ ― I stayed out a little later in the evening simply to listen to the nightingale sing by the river

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References[edit]

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