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 apelsīns on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Apelsīns (1)
 
Apelsīns (2)

EtymologyEdit

Apparently a borrowing from Low German Appelsina, from Dutch appelsien (now usually sinaasappel), from China and appel, i.e. originally “China apple” (oranges were originally brought to Europe from China).

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NounEdit

apelsīns m (1st declension)

  1. orange (subtropical fruit tree of genus Citrus, esp. Citrus sinensis, with round, succulent, aromatic fruits)
    apelsīnu sugas, ziediorange species, flowers
    kultivēt apelsīnusto cultivate oranges (= orange trees)
    no Ķīnas citronu, apelsīnu un citu radniecīgu augļu koku kultivēšana pārgāja uz Indijuthe cultivation of lemons, oranges and other related fruit trees went from China to India
  2. orange (the fruit of that tree)
    apelsīnu sulaorange juice
    nomizot, sadalīt apelsīnuto peel, to split an orange
    “tas jau apelsīns...” viņš teica lēnām... bālie pirkstiņi lobīja suloto, viņa dzīvē visai reto augli“so this is an orange...” he said slowly... his pale fingers were splitting the succulent fruit, so rare in his life

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