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lemesis

LatvianEdit

Lemeši

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as the verb lemt (to decide, to resolve) (q.v.) in its old meaning, “to break.” Cognates include Lithuanian lẽmežis, Russian лемех (lémex, plowshare), Czech lemes, Polish lemiesz.[1]

NounEdit

lemesis m (2nd declension)

  1. plowshare (cutting edge of a plow, usually a blade)
    divlemešu arkls — two-furrow (lit. two-share) plow
    spīļarkla lemeši — claw plowshares
    lemeša asmensplowshare blade
    lemeša smaileplowshare spike

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ReferencesEdit

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