vanduo

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Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*wed-

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *wondōr, (genitive singular *undnes); compare Latvian ûdens, Old Prussian wundan, Proto-Slavic *vodà. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥. The nasal infix is parallelled in Latin unda ‎(wave), presumably analogically brought into the nominative from the oblique stem (cf. Proto-Indo-European genitive singular *udnés). The paradigm would then subsequently have been put back in line with other en-stem nouns (e.g. akmuõ).[1]

Clusters of the shape *nCn apparently blocked the action of Winter's law; confer also ugnìs.

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vanduõ m ‎(plural vándenys) stress pattern 3a

  1. water (the substance; the surface of a body of water)
    Ar̃ gãlima gérti vándenį ìš čiáupo? - Can you drink water out of the taps?
    Čià gãlima atvỹkti vándeniu, óru ir žemè. - You can get here by air, land and sea.
  2. current, flow (of water)
    Čiukšė́damas, plaũkia priẽš vándenį nedìdelis gárlaivis - A small steamboat splashes along against the current.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015) Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 27898 1, page 488