virsis

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Latvian[edit]

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 Sila virsis on Latvian Wikipedia
Virši

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *wirš-, from Proto-Indo-European *werǵʰ-, from the stem *wer- (to bend). The original name apparently made reference to the small bushes of this plant, full of little bent, twisted branches. Cognates include Lithuanian vìržis, vìržės, Proto-Slavic *versъ, *verzъ (Russian верес (veres), вереск (veres, veresk), Belarusian верас (véras), Ukrainian верес (véres), Czech vřes, Polish wrzos).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

virsis m (2nd declension)

  1. (usually in the plural) heather (an evergreen plant, Calluna vulgaris, with small violet vlowers)
    sila virsisheather
    viršu medusheather honey

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References[edit]

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