See also: joslā

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem found in josta(belt), Proto-Indo-European *yo(u)s-(to girdle) (itself from *yeu-(to bind)), but with a different suffix (-l(a) instead of -t(a)). Cognates include Lithuanian júoslas(tie, bind, bandage), and, with yet another suffix, Ancient Greek ζώνη(zṓnē, belt, sash, zone) (from *zṓsnā from *yo(w)s-nā-).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

josla f (4th declension)

  1. strip, stripe (a narrow, elongated part of an object or a surface that differs from its surroundings)
    krāsu joslas audumā‎ ― red stripes on a piece of fabric
  2. strip of land, strip-like part of a surface
    zemes, tīruma josla‎ ― a land, field strip, lot
    tīrums sadalīts joslās‎ ― the field is divided into strips, plots
    šķēršļu josla‎ ― obstacle course, lane
  3. (geography) an elongated area in general; zone; area
    ekvatoriālā, tropu, subtropu, polārā joslā‎ ― equatorial, tropical, subtropical, polar zone
    laika josla, zona‎ ― time zone
  4. zone, region, area in general, of any form, on the ground, or on a given object
    stepju josla‎ ― steppe area
    apdraudēta josla‎ ― danger zone
    aizliegtā josla‎ ― forbidden zone
    neitrālā josla‎ ― neutral zone
    apstādījumu josla‎ ― plantation area
    mežu, piejūras josla‎ ― forest, coastal area
    plecu josla‎ ― shoulder area (part of the body around one's shoulder)
  5. (physics) range, band (variation interval for a physical variable)
    frekvenču josla‎ ― frequency range, band

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns. 1992, 2001. Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca. Rīga: AVOTS. ISBN 9984700127.