suns

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See also: šuns and suņs

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

suns

  1. plural form of sun

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Romanization[edit]

suns

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐍃

Latvian[edit]

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Suns

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ, genitive *ḱunós, *ḱunés, from which Latvian so (suo), suns (so is now found only in one dialect as a word to call dogs). Cognates include Lithuanian šuõ (genitive šuñs, dialectal šunis), Old Prussian sunis, Proto-Germanic *hundaz (Gothic 𐌷𐌿𐌽𐌳𐍃 (hunds), Old Norse hundr, Icelandic hundur, Swedish hund, Old High German hunt, Old English hund, German Hund, Dutch hond, English hound), Irish , Welsh ci, plural cŵn, Sanskrit श्वन् (śván), genitive śúnaḥ, Avestan 𐬯𐬞𐬁 (spā), genitive plural sunam, Old Armenian շուն (šun), Ancient Greek κύων (kúōn), Latin canis (Italian cane, Portuguese cão, French chien) [1]

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Noun[edit]

suns m (2nd declension, irregular nominative)

  1. domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
    mājas suns — domestic dog
    medību suns — hunting dog
    aitu, ganu suns — shepherd dog
    nikns suns — wild, angry dog
    suns rej gājēju — the dog barks at the passer-by
    suņa dzīve, darbs — a dog's life, work

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “suns” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.