- (obsolete form) zupe
A borrowing from German Suppe, itself a borrowing from French soupe, itself, in turn, a borrowing from Middle Low German (cf., e.g., sūpen “to drink; to eat with a spoon,” German saufen “to drink; to booze”), ultimately from the same Proto-Indo-European stem (*seu-, *sū- “juice; moisture”) as the verb sūkt (“to suck”). This word was borrowed before the 17th century; it is first mentioned in writing in the 18th century (as zupe), but only in the 19th century did it become frequent. The modern form zupa also became dominant in the 19th century.
zupa f (4th declension)
- soup (boiled liquid food, usually containing meat, fish, vegetables or cereal products)
- gaļas, dārzeņu, sēņu zupa — meat, vegetable, mushroom soup
- kāpostu, sakņu, piena zupa — cabbage, root, milk soup
- ļoti garšīga zupa — a very tasty soup
- veģetāra zupa — vegetarian soup
- aukstās zupas — cold soups
- zupas kauss — soup bowl
- zupas karotes — soup spoons
- šovakar mums biešu zupa; te rudzu maize — tonight we have beet soup; here (is) the rye bread
- ^ “zupa” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.
- soup (dish)