See also: akis and akʼis



Makšķeres āķi
Celtņa ākis


A borrowing from Middle Low German hake or Middle Dutch haeck or an East Frisian word (compare Saterland Frisian Hoake(hook), German Haken), all ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *keg-, *kek-(peg, hook; to bend).[1]


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āķis m (2nd declension)

  1. hook (instrument with a curved extremity ending in a pointed tip, used to hang or suspend things)
    metāla, tērauda, kaula āķis‎ ― metal, steel, bone hook
    iedzīt klintī āķus‎ ― to drive hooks into the rock
    makšķeres āķis‎ ― fishhook
    uzlikt ēsmu uz āķa‎ ― to put the bait on the (fish)hook
    uzkabināt no āķa‎ ― to hang (something) on a hook
    noņemt uz āķa‎ ― to take something off the hook
    celtņa āķis‎ ― crane hook
  2. a hidden or disguised intention or thought
    tur vajag būt kādam āķim‎ ― there should be some hook (= hidden intention) there
    lūk, kur tas āķis! — look, there is the hook! (= that was the hidden intention)


See alsoEdit


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