See also: burtnīcā

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LatvianEdit

 
Burtnīca

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From burts(letter) +‎ -nīca. A neologism by A. Kronvalds, proposed in 1869 in the form burtnīce, but since 1870, by K. Valdemārs' influence, as burtnīca.[1]

PronunciationEdit

(file)

NounEdit

burtnīca f (4th declension)

  1. notebook (a book with blank pages for writing, drawing, etc.)
    līniju burtnīca, burtnīca ar līnijām‎ ― ruled notebook
    rūtiņu burtnīca, burtnīca ar rūtiņām‎ ― notebook with square grid lines
    nošu burtnīca‎ ― sheet music book
    zīmēšanas burtnīca‎ ― drawing book
    sacerējumu burtnīca‎ ― essay book
    piezīmju burtnīca‎ ― notes book
  2. fascicule, fascicle (discrete portion of a book, published separately)
    izdot vārdnīcu burtnīcās‎ ― to publish a dictionary in fascicles
    iznākusi romāna pēdējā burtnīca‎ ― the novel's last fascicle has come out
  3. (bookbinding) quire (set of folded sheets of paper stitched together)
    salikt loksnes burtnīcā‎ ― to set up, compose sheets into a quire

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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