Contionary:obolia

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Pomorian

Alternative forms

ābūļņa - in Eastern dialects

obūlia - in North-Western dialects

Etymology

From Old Pomorian ābāljā/ābūljā, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *āˀbōls (forms for apple and apple tree were differentiated in later stages of the proto-language); compare to Proto-Slavic *abolnь (earlier ābalnis), Old Prussian wābalni, Latvian ābele, Lithuanian obelis. From Proto-Indo-European *h₂ébl̥, *h₂ebōl, a word which some consider a borrowing from some pre-Indo-European language. The o/ū alterations between dialects are due to change in the declension pattern (and an analogical leveling as a result).

Pronunciation

/ˈóː.boː.ʎɑ/

Noun

óbolia f (1st declension)

  1. apple tree
    uokta zelia obolia - high green apple tree
    sodyti obolė - to plant apple trees
    viedė obolio - apple tree species

Declension


Related terms

oblå - apple