miškas

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Lithuanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unclear. While the dialectal term mẽdžias (forest) is cognate with Latvian mežs (forest) and thus from Proto-Balto-Slavic *medja- (boundary) (compare Old Prussian median (forest), Russian межа́ (mežá, boundary-strip), Czech meze (between)), mìškas cannot be connected with such certainty on phonetic grounds.

A connection with Ancient Greek μίσχος (mískhos, stalk of a flower or leaf) and μίσκος (mískos, pod, shell) is difficult semantically, unless we posit an original meaning of "trunk, bar" for the Lithuanian word.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈmɪʂ.kɐs/

Noun[edit]

mìškas m (plural miškaĩ) stress pattern 4 [2]

  1. forest (dense collection of trees)
  2. (dialectal) wood or timber used for building

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 958
  2. ^ “miškas” in Balčikonis, Juozas et al. (1954), Dabartinės lietuvių kalbos žodynas. Vilnius: Valstybinė politinės ir mokslinės literatūros leidykla.