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āmurs

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Āmurs

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EtymologyEdit

A borrowing from Old Norse hamarr, or from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch hamer (cf. German Hammer, English hammer). First mentioned in 17h-century dictionaries as āmars, it occurred later as āmers under the influence of German Hammer; in the 19th century, however, the spelling āmurs became dominant and entered the standard language.[1]

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NounEdit

āmurs m (1st declension)

  1. hammer (tool with heavy head for pounding)
    koka āmurs — wooden hammer, mallet
    galdnieka, kurpnieka āmurs — carpenter's, cobbler's hammer
    ogļu atskaldāmais āmurs — coal hammer
    gaļas āmurs — meat hammer
    āmura kātshammer grip
    iesist naglu ar āmuru — to drive a nail in with a hammer
  2. a device for hitting with an impact
    pneimatiskais āmurs — pneumatic hammer
    tvaika āmurs — steam hammer

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ReferencesEdit

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