vāvere

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Latvian[edit]

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Vāvere

Etymology[edit]

From a reduplicated form of Proto-Baltic *war-, from Proto-Indo-European *wewer-, from *wor-, *wer- ‎(squirrel, small forest mammal), probably from *wer- ‎(to turn, to bend) (perhaps because of this animal's flexible body). Cognates include Lithuanian voverė̃, Old Prussian weware, Russian dialectal веверица ‎(véverica), вевёрка ‎(vevjórka), Belarusian вавёрка ‎(vavjórka), Ukrainian віверица ‎(vivéryca), вевірка ‎(vevírka), вивірка ‎(vývirka), Bulgarian веверица ‎(véverica), Czech veverka, Polish wiewiórka, Old High German eihhurno, eihhorno (< *aik-wer-nan, German Eichhorn, Dutch eekhoorn, Persian وروره ‎(varvarah), Latin vīverra ‎(ferret).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vāvere f (5th declension)

  1. squirrel (family Sciuridae)
    rudā vāvere — red squirrel
    klinšu vāvere — rock squirrel
    vāveres ligzdasquirrel nest
    vāvere čokstina — the squirrel squeaks

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “vāvere” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7