strēlnieks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From strēle ‎(arrow, dart) +‎ -nieks. First mentioned in 17th-century sources, this word corresponds so well in form and meaning to Old East Slavic стрѣльникъ ‎(strělĭnikŭ, archer) that it may have been a calque or borrowing.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

strēlnieks m (1st declension, feminine form: strēlniece)

  1. (military) (male) rifleman, infantryman, infantry soldier
    strēlnieku divīzijainfantry, riflemen division
    strēlnieku ieročiinfantry weapons
    motorizēto strēlnieku karaspēks — motorized infantry troops
    strēnieku dziesmasriflemen songs
    latviešu brīvprātīgo strēlnieku 1. pulks — 1st. regiment of Latvian voluntary riflemen
  2. (historical) (male) archer (warrior or hunter whose main weapon is a bow (or crossbow) and arrows)
    plecos stops un bultas, strēlnieks kalnos klīst — crossbow and arrows on shoulders, the archer roams in the mountains

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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