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papuve

See also: papuvē

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pa- (a little) +‎ puve (rotting), with puve from the past stem puv- of the verb pūt (to rot).[1]

NounEdit

papuve f (5th declension)

  1. fallow, fallow land (land left unseeded for a year)
    atstāt zemi papuvē — to leave land fallow
    papuvju āršana — ploughing of the fallow lands
    papuves kultūrasfallow crops
    tīrā papuvefallow where no crops grow (lit. clean fallow)
    melnā papuvefallow which is kept with fertilizer and where weeds are systematically destroyed (lit. black fallow)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “pūt” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7
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