tornis

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

tornis

  1. Second-person singular present subjunctive form of tornar.

LatinEdit

NounEdit

tornīs

  1. dative plural of tornus
  2. ablative plural of tornus

LatvianEdit

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Skābbarības tornis (2)
Tornis (1)
Tornis (3)

EtymologyEdit

A borrowing from Middle Low German torn or Middle Dutch toorn or an East Frisian word (compare West Frisian toer; also compare German Turm), itself a borrowing, via Old Frisian torn, from Latin turris (accusative turrem). A dialectal German form Turn, borrowed as turnis, would in the Kurzeme dialects yield tornis (with [uo]). This word is first mentioned in 17th-century dictionaries.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

tornis m (2nd declension)

  1. tower (tall, cylindrical or similarly shaped structure in a building)
    baznīcas, pils tornis — church, castle tower
    skatu, novērošanas tornis — observation tower
    ugunsdzēsēju tornis — fire tower
    televīzijas tornis — television tower
    cietokšņa tornis — fortress tower
    koka, tērauda tornis — wooden, steel tower
    dzelzsbetona tornis — reinforced concrete tower
    torņa augša — top of the tower
    torņa pulkstenistower clock
  2. tank, silo (large vertical building used to store grain)
    skābbarības tornis — silo (lit. silage tower)
  3. (chess) rook (chess piece shaped like a castle tower)
    iesaistīt torni spēlē — to involve, employ the rook in the game

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “tornis” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.
Last modified on 1 September 2013, at 19:02