vilna

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See also: vilnā, viļņa, and Vilna

Latvian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See vilns

Noun[edit]

vilna m

  1. (dialectal form) genitive singular form of vilns

Etymology 2[edit]

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Aitas vilna (1)
Vilnas dzija (2)

From Proto-Baltic *wilnā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂. Cognates include Lithuanian vìlna, Old Prussian wilna, wilnis(skirt [< made of wool]), Old East Slavic вълна(vŭlna), Russian dialectal во́лна(vólna, wool, woolen fabric), Belarusian во́ўна(vóŭna), Ukrainian во́вна(vóvna), Bulgarian въ́лна(vǎ́lna), Czech vlna, Slovak vlna, Polish wełna, Proto-Germanic *wullō (Gothic 𐍅𐌿𐌻𐌻𐌰(wulla), Old High German wolla, German Wolle, English wool), Hittite ḫulana-, Sanskrit ऊर्णा(ū́rṇā) (from *ul̥), Ancient Greek λῆνος(lênos) (Doric λᾶνος(lânos), Latin lāna (Spanish, Italian lana, Romanian lână, Portuguese ).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vilna f (4th declension)

  1. wool (the hair of certain animals (especially sheep)
    aitas vilna‎ ― sheep wool
    bieza, gara vilna‎ ― thick, long wool
    cirpt vilnu‎ ― to shear wool
    kārst vilnu‎ ― to card wool
    vērpt vilnu‎ ― to spin wool
  2. wool (something made of this animal hair: yarn, fabric, clothes)
    vilnas dzija, audums‎ ― wool yarn, fabric
    vilnas cimdi, zeķes, sega‎ ― wool gloves, socks, blanket
    vilnas lakats, kleita‎ ― wool scarf, dress
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂.

Noun[edit]

vìlna f (accent paradigm 1)

  1. wool

Declension[edit]