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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

(file)

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 audumāred stripes on a piece of fabric
  2. strip of land, strip-like part of a surface
    zemes, tīruma joslaa land, field strip, lot
    tīrums sadalīts joslāsthe field is divided into strips, plots
    šķēršļu joslaobstacle course, lane
  3. (geography) an elongated area in general; zone; area
    ekvatoriālā, tropu, subtropu, polārā joslāequatorial, tropical, subtropical, polar zone
    laika josla, zonatime zone
  4. zone, region, area in general, of any form, on the ground, or on a given object
    stepju joslasteppe area
    apdraudēta josladanger zone
    aizliegtā joslaforbidden zone
    neitrālā joslaneutral zone
    apstādījumu joslaplantation area
    mežu, piejūras joslaforest, coastal area
    plecu joslashoulder area (part of the body around one's shoulder)
  5. (physics) range, band (variation interval for a physical variable)
    frekvenču joslafrequency range, band

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ReferencesEdit

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