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LatvianEdit

 dvielis on Latvian Wikipedia
 
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 dvielis‎ ― fine linen towel
    garš dvielis‎ ― long towel
    roku, trauku dvielis‎ ― hand, dish towel
    slaucīt, noslaucīt rokas dvielī‎ ― to wipe one's hands in the towel
    nosusināt seju ar dvieli‎ ― to 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