ķermenis

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EtymologyEdit

A borrowing from Old Prussian kērmens ("flesh, body"), introduced by A. Kronvalds to replace the Germanism ķerpers (compare German Körper) used by many other Latvian authors. Kronvalds introduced the word as ķermens; the current form only appeared and became popular in the 20th century.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

ķermenis m (2nd declension)

  1. (physics) body (physical object, material entity)
    liels, smags ķermenis — large, heavy body
    cieti, šķidri, gāzveida ķermeņi — solid, liquid, gaseous bodies
    ķermeņa formabody shape
    debess ķermeņi — heavenly bodies
  2. (anatomy) body (of a living being), organism
    spēcīgs, slaids ķermenis — a strong, slender body
    ķermeņa daļas — parts of the body
    ķermeņa garums, lielumsbody length, size
    ķermeņa temperatūrabody temperature
  3. (mathematics) part of space bound by a closed surface
    sfērisks ķermenis — geometric body
    ģeometrisks ķermenis — spherical body
  4. the main part of something
    mēles ķermenisbody of the tongue
    ķermeņa piedevasbody appendages (e.g., wing)

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ReferencesEdit

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