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Burti

EtymologyEdit

Originally the masculine past participle of the verb burt (to conjure magic) (q.v.). Just as burt originally meant “to carve (marks, on a tree),” burts was originally “mark(s) carved on a tree.” Cognates include Lithuanian bùrtas (lot, (pl.) sorcery).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [būrts]
  • (file)

NounEdit

burts m (1st declension)

  1. letter (graphic symbol that represents a sound in a language)
    lielais burtsuppercase, capital letter
    mazais burtslowercase letter
    rakstīts, drukāts burts(hand)written, printed letter
    latīņu, gotu, grieķu burtiLatin, Gothic, Greek letters
  2. (typography) type, font (typesetting printing unit; syn. burtstabiņš, litera)
    metāla, koka burtimetal, wooden letters, types
    burtu garnitūrasfont suites
    burtu liešanatype foundry

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ParticipleEdit

burts (def. burtais)

  1. indefinite past passive participle of burt 

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “burts”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN