- (archaic form) grīds
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-).
- (archaic form) genitive singular form of grīds
grīda f, 4th declension
- 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