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LatvianEdit

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Dvieļi

EtymologyEdit

A borrowing from Middle High German dwele (< Proto-Germanic *þwahljōn < Proto-Indo-European *twak- (to wash), from which English towel), first mentioned in 17th-century dictionaries.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

dvielis m (2nd declension)

  1. towel (small piece of cloth used for drying one's body, body parts, also dishes)
    smalks linu dvielisfine linen towel
    garš dvielislong towel
    roku, trauku dvielishand, dish towel
    slaucīt, noslaucīt rokas dvielīto wipe one's hands in the towel
    nosusināt seju ar dvielito dry one's face with a towel

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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