grīda

See also: grida and grīdā

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LatvianEdit

Grīda

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *grend-, *grind-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrendʰ- ‎(beam, plank), from *gʰer- ‎(to have protuberances, protrusions). Cognates include Lithuanian grindà ‎(bridge plank, beam; a covering of planks, beams; earthen floor), grindìs ‎(floor plank, (pl.) floor), Old Prussian grandico ‎(think plank, beam) (< *grandikā, diminutive of *grandā), Russian гряда ‎(grjadá, stack; flowerbed; (dialectal) plank cover; shelf; main beam), Old Norse grind ‎(grid, lattice), Old English grindel, Old High German grintil ‎(ridge, pole), Latin grunda ‎(roof) (< *grondʰā-).[1]

NounEdit

grīda m

  1. (archaic form) genitive singular form of grīds

grīda f (4th declension)

  1. floor, flooring (covering of the lower surface of a room, on which people walk)
    dēļu grīda — plank floor
    parketa grīda — inlaid floor
    ķieģeļu grīda — brick floor
    grīdas dēlis — floor plank
    likt grīdu — to lay the floor
    mazgāt grīdu — to wash the floor'
    kaila grīda — naked floor (a floor not covered with anything)
    deju grīda — dance floor

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ReferencesEdit

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