maiss

LatvianEdit

Maiss

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *maiš-, from Proto-Indo-European *moi-so-, *moi-sḱo- (sheep; skin). Cognates include Lithuanian maĩšas (sack), Old Prussian moasis (mōsis, bellows) (from *mōi- from *mai-), Old Church Slavonic мѣхъ (měchъ, bag), Russian мех (mex, fur, bellows), Czech mech (sack, bellows), Polish miech (sack, bellows), Old Norse meiss (basket), Old High German meisa (carrying device that attaches to the back), Middle Low German meise (keg, barrel), Sanskrit मेषः (meṣaḥ, ram, sheep; sheepskin, fur).[1]

PronunciationEdit

(file)

NounEdit

maiss m (1st declension)

  1. sack, bag (container made of cloth, plastic, paper, etc. for transportation or storage)
    audekla, papīra maiss — cloth, paper sack
    tukšs, pilns, caurs mais — empty, full, leaky sack
    iebērt maisā miltus — to pour flour into a sack
    miltu, cukura maisi — flour, sugar sacks
    sabērt pagrabā desmit maisu kartupeļu — to pour, store ten sacks of potatoes in the basement

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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