zveja

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *žuw- with extra suffixes -ey-ya, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰew- (fish), the same stem as zivs (fish) (q.v.). Cognates include Lithuanian žvejỹs.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zveja f (4th declension)

  1. fishing (the catching of fish or aquatic invertebrates with various specific tools)
    zvejas kuģis, laivafishing vessel, boat
    zvejas piederumifishing tools, accessories
    zvejas tīkla pludiņifishing net floaters
    siļķu, krabju zvejaherring, crab fishing area
    piekrastes, krasta zvejacoastal, shore fishing
    zemledus zvejaice fishing (lit. fishing under ice)
    iet uz zvejuto go fishing

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References[edit]

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