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Proto-Baltic: *ǯeĩs-r-ā̂ f., -a- c., *ǯis-r-a- c.
Meaning: gravel
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: žiezdrà `Grand, Korn', pl. žiẽzdrōs `Sand', žiẽzdra-s `(Kies-, Grus)sand, Gries', dial. pl. t. žiẽ(g)zdrōs `Grand', žiegzdrà `id.'; žìzdra-s `Kies, grober Sand', dial. žigždra-s `id.'
Old Prussian: sixdo `Sand' V. 26
Comments: For literary Lith. Lyberis gives žiegždrà 'žvirgždas', žiegždrī́nas 'žvirgždynas'. Cf. comment to #1627. (В. Ч.)

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