suns

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See also: šuns and suņs

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

suns

  1. plural 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 *šuo, *šunas (parallel form *šuns), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ, genitive *ḱunós, *ḱunés. An older Latvian form *so is now found only in one dialect (Nīgrande) 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, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7