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grīda

See also: grida and grīdā

LatvianEdit

Grīda

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *grend-, *grind-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrendʰ- (beam, plank), from *gʰer- (to have protuberances, protrusions). Cognates include Lithuanian grindà (bridge plank, beam; a covering of planks, beams; earthen floor), grindìs (floor plank, (pl.) floor), Old Prussian grandico (think plank, beam) (< *grandikā, diminutive of *grandā), Russian гряда (grjadá, stack; flowerbed; (dialectal) plank cover; shelf; main beam), Old Norse grind (grid, lattice), Old English grindel, Old High German grintil (ridge, pole), Latin grunda (roof) (< *grondʰā-).[1]

NounEdit

grīda m

  1. (archaic form) genitive singular form of grīds

grīda f (4th declension)

  1. floor, flooring (covering of the lower surface of a room, on which people walk)
    dēļu grīda — plank floor
    parketa grīda — inlaid floor
    ķieģeļu grīda — brick floor
    grīdas dēlis — floor plank
    likt grīdu — to lay the floor
    mazgāt grīdu — to wash the floor'
    kaila grīda — naked floor (a floor not covered with anything)
    deju grīda — dance floor

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ReferencesEdit

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