sloka

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See also: slokā

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

sloka (plural slokas)

  1. Alternative form of shloka
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 268:
      But it's not to be yet. There's a series of slokas to be recited.

Latvian[edit]

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Sloka

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *slankā-, formed by vowel gradation from Proto-Indo-European *slenk- “to cut, to twist, to wind, to meander; to crawl, to creep”. The original meaning was probably “crawler, creeper,” because of this bird's terrestrial habits and low flight. Cognates include Lithuanian slánka, slankà, slãnkė, Old Prussian slanke “large woodcock,” Russian слука (slúka), Ukrainian слуква (slúkva), Czech sluka, Polish słąka, śląka.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sloka f (4th declension)

  1. woodcock (several bird species of the genus Scolopax, especially Scolopax rusticola)
    sloku riesta lidojumswoodcock mating flight
    sloka dzīvo mitrākos lapu koku un jauktos mežosthe woodcock lives in humid deciduous or mixed forests
    naktī pār purvu skrēja purva sloka... atvērtu knābi tā šāvās no vienas malas uz otru, rijot knišļusat night the swamp woodcock runs all over the swamp... it swings its open beak from side to side, swallowing small flies

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

slóka f (genitive slóke, nominative plural slóke)

  1. snipe

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