darbs

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darbs

  1. plural of darb

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *dar-bas, from Proto-Indo-European *der-, *dar- ‎(to tear, to split). The original meaning was, according to some researchers, “till,” “plow” (compare Russian дерба ‎(derbá, breaking; newly ploughed field); the object of this work is Old Norse torf, torfa ‎(turf, sod, peat), German Torf ‎(peat), English turf, which has the same origin as Russian дёрн ‎(djorn, sod, turf)) or, according to others, “wicker-work, wattling, weaving” (compare Belarusian дораб ‎(dórab, basket) (< Proto-Slavic *dorbь), доровиць ‎(doróvits', to bend)). Cognates include Lithuanian dárbas. [1]

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NounEdit

darbs m (1st declension)

  1. work (noun), job, business

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ReferencesEdit

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