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dvielis

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Dvieļi

EtymologyEdit

A borrowing from Middle High German dwele (< Proto-Germanic *þwahljōn < Proto-Indo-European *twak- (to wash), from which English towel), first mentioned in 17th-century dictionaries.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

dvielis m (2nd declension)

  1. towel (small piece of cloth used for drying one's body, body parts, also dishes)
    smalks linu dvielis — fine linen towel
    garš dvielis — long towel
    roku, trauku dvielis — hand, dish towel
    slaucīt, noslaucīt rokas dvielī — to wipe one's hands in the towel
    nosusināt seju ar dvieli — to dry one's face with a towel

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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