aizgalds

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From aiz- +‎ galds(table; (archaic) log, board).

PronunciationEdit

(file)

NounEdit

aizgalds m (1st declension)

  1. (rare) compartment in a barn or animal shed to keep pigs, sheep, calves, etc.; stall, pen
    aizgalds baroklim‎ ― a pen for fattening (pigs)
    sivēnu aizgalds‎ ― piglet pen
    teļu aizgalds‎ ― calf pen
    ierīkot aizgaldu‎ ― to set up a pen, stall
    Marija iekāpa aizgaldā, notupās pakaišos un apsveicinājās ar katru jēru atsevišķi‎ ― Marija got into the pen, knelt (by) the (calf) litter and greeted every calf separately
  2. (dialectal) compartment under a building, in a basement or cellar
    vislielākais aizgalds pagrabā bija aizņemts ar kartupeļiem, kuri aizsedza gandrīz visu pakaļējo akmens sienu‎ ― the largest comparment in the basement was taken (= filled) with potatoes, which hid most of the rear stone wall

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