pašskanis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From paš (a form of pats “self”) +‎ skan(ēt) (to sound). A calque of German Selbstlaut (vowel), it was coined by A. Kronvalds in the 1860s and later changed by him to its modern form patskanis.[1]

Noun[edit]

pašskanis m (2nd declension)

  1. idiophone
  2. obsolete form of patskanis

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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