kartupelis

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Kartupeļi

EtymologyEdit

A borrowing, from Baltic German Low German Kartoffel, Kartuffel (compare High German Kartoffel, Danish kartoffel), from a Romance language: compare Romansch tartuffel, Italian tartufalo, from tartufo (truffle). The Latvian form is first attested at the beginning of the 18th century. A number of other (often unrelated) terms for “potato” exist in Latvian dialects alongside the standard word.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

kartupelis m (2nd declension)

  1. potato (plant, Solanum tuberosum, with tubers eaten as a starchy vegetable)
    kartupeļu (lakstu) puvepotato (stem) rot (= a potato disease)
    kartupeļu šķirnespotato varieties
  2. potato (the tubers of the potato plant)
    rakt kartupeļus — to dig for potatoes
    kartupeļu maiss — potato sack
    mizot, vārīt, cept kartupeļus — to peel, to boil, to bake potatoes
    kartupeļu biezenis, biezputra — mashed potatoes (lit. potato puree)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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