valks

LatvianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Related to the verbs vilkt (to pull, draw, drag) and valkāt (to wear), all from Proto-Baltic *wilk-, from Proto-Indo-European *welk-, *walk-, *wl̥k- (to pull, draw, drag), from *wel- (to pluck, rob, injure, kill).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

valks

  1. (rare) something for everyday, not special (esp. clothes)
    manas valka drēbes varēsi paņemt — my everyday clothes you can take
DeclensionEdit
Usage notesEdit

By itself, valks is rather rare; derived nouns such as pārvalks (cover, case) or uzvalks (suit) are much more frequent.

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *welk- (to pull, draw, drag), here probably influenced by Proto-Indo-European *welg- (humid, wet); see Latvian valgs (moist, humid, damp).[2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

valks

  1. (dialectal) creek, brook, small water stream
    viņa aizstaigā līdz valkam — she walked to the stream
    viņas gāja pāri valkam pa iztrupējušu tiltiņu — they went over the brook on a little rotten bridge
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “vilkt” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.
  2. ^ “valgs” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.
Last modified on 5 October 2013, at 06:00