vilna

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See also: vilnā, viļņa, Vilna, and Viļņa

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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 vilna on Latvian Wikipedia
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 vilnasheep wool
    bieza, gara vilnathick, long wool
    cirpt vilnuto shear wool
    kārst vilnuto card wool
    vērpt vilnuto spin wool
  2. wool (something made of this animal hair: yarn, fabric, clothes)
    vilnas dzija, audumswool yarn, fabric
    vilnas cimdi, zeķes, segawool gloves, socks, blanket
    vilnas lakats, kleitawool 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]