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rīks

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *rey-, *rī- (to scrape; to pluck; to cut) (with an extra k); cf. dialectal riekt (to cut (bread); to plow (for the first time)). Apparently, the original meaning of rīks was “sharp instrument,” perhaps “knife.” Cognates include Lithuanian rỹkas (instrument; container).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

rīks m (1st declension)

  1. instrument, tool, equipment (an object used for a specific task, work, etc.)
    namdara, kalēja rīks — carpenter's, blacksmith tool
    lauksaimniecības, metālapstrādes rīki — agricultural, metalworking tools
    medību, zvejas rīks — hunting, fishing tool, instrument
    rotaļu rīks — toy tool
    vingrošanas rīki — exercise, fitness equipment
    soda rīksmeans, instrument of punishment
    ražošanas rīkitools, means of production

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ReferencesEdit

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