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āķis

See also: akis

LatvianEdit

Āķis
Āķis
Makšķeres āķi
Celtņa ākis

EtymologyEdit

A borrowing from Middle Low German hake or Middle Dutch haeck or an East Frisian word (compare Saterland Frisian Hoake (hook), German Haken), all ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *keg-, *kek- (peg, hook; to bend).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

āķis m (2nd declension)

  1. hook (instrument with a curved extremity ending in a pointed tip, used to hang or suspend things)
    metāla, tērauda, kaula āķis — metal, steel, bone hook
    iedzīt klintī āķus — to drive hooks into the rock
    makšķeres āķis — fishhook
    uzlikt ēsmu uz āķa — to put the bait on the (fish)hook
    uzkabināt no āķa — to hang (something) on a hook
    noņemt uz āķa — to take something off the hook
    celtņa āķis — crane hook
  2. a hidden or disguised intention or thought
    tur vajag būt kādam āķim — there should be some hook (= hidden intention) there
    lūk, kur tas āķis! — look, there is the hook! (= that was the hidden intention)

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “āķis” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.