stārķis

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Latvian[edit]

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 stārķis on Latvian Wikipedia
Baltais stārķis

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle High German stork, or from Middle Dutch stork (compare German Storch, English stork). The long vowel comes from the long level-tone syllable in the original forms (star̃ks > stārks). This word is first mentioned in 18th-century dictionaries.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stārķis m (2nd declension)

  1. stork (large bird with long neck and legs and a long straight beak; fam. Ciconiidae)
    baltais stārķiswhite stork
    melnais stārķisblack stork
    stārķu pārisa couple of storks
    stārķa ligzdastork nest

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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