vabole

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Latvian[edit]

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Vabole

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *web-, from Proto-Indo-European *webʰ- (to move here and there, to wave, to teem). Cognates include Lithuanian vãbalas, vãbuolas (insect), vãbolė, dung beetle, Russian dialectal веблица (véblica, intestinal worm), Old High German wibil, Old Saxon wivil (insect), English weevil (beetle sp.).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

vabole f (5th declension)

  1. beetle (any of many insect species (order: Coleoptera) with two hard, shell-like front wings which cover and protect a pair of rear wings)
    gaļēdājas, visēdājas vabolescarnivorous, omnivorous beetles
    brūnā vabolebrown beetle
    dārzu vabolegarden beetle
    biešu vabolebeet beetle

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References[edit]

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