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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Traditionally derived from Proto-Baltic *pek- (metathesized to *kep-), from Proto-Indo-European *pekʷ- (to roast, to cook), from earlier *h₃-ép-kʷ-, *h₃p-ékʷ-. A more recent theory derives it from a putative Proto-Indo-European *pekʷ-, a parallel (metathesized) form of *kep-, *kʷep- (to smoke, to cook), formed from *tep- (to be hot, to heat up) on the model of *kel-, *tel- (to build). Cognates include Lithuanian kèpti, Old Church Slavonic пещи (pešti), пекѫ (pekǫ, 1 sg. pres.), Russian печь (pečʹ), пеку́ (pekú), Belarusian пекці́ (pjekcí), Ukrainian печи́ (pečý), пекти́ (pektý), Bulgarian пека́ (peká, 1st sg. pres.), Czech péci, Polish piec, Sanskrit पचति (pácati, to roast, to bake, to cook, to boil), Ancient Greek πέσσω (péssō, to bake, to cook, to boil) (from *pekʷye-), Latin coquō (to cook, to roast, to dry), Tocharian A, Tocharian B pāk- (to cook, to boil).[1]

PronunciationEdit

(file)

VerbEdit

cept tr., 1st conj., pres. cepu, cep, cep, past cepu

  1. to fry (to cook in hot fat, often one side and then the other)
    cept gaļas šķēles uz pannasto fry meat slices on a (frying) pan
    cept kotletes, pankūkasto fry meatballs, pancakes
    cepts speķisfried bacon
    ceptas olasfried eggs
    kundze pannā izkausēja krietnu margarīna piku un cepa līdakuthe lady melted a big slab of butter on the pan and fried the pike (fish)
  2. to roast, to broil, to grill, to bake (to cook, usually without fat, with heat coming equally from all sides)
    cept gaļuto roast meat
    cept maizito bake bread
    cept šašliku, desiņas uz iesmato broil meat, sausages on a spit
    cept sacepumu cepeškrāsnīto bake a pie in the oven
    Oliņu tēvs darīja alu, un Oliņu māte cepa raušusFather Oliņš brewed beer, and mother Oliņa baked the cakes
    Mare pašlaik cepa iesmā uzdurtu gaļas gabaluMare is now broiling a piece of meat on a spit

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

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other derived terms:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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