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LatvianEdit

 kakls on Latvian Wikipedia
 
(Cilvēka) kakls

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *kaklas, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷokʷlo-s (a variant of *kʷékʷlos(circle, wheel)), a reduplicated form of *kʷel-(to turn; to move) (whence also celis(knee), q.v.). Cognates include Lithuanian kãklas, Proto-Germanic *halsaz (Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌻𐍃(hals), German Hals).[1]

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NounEdit

kakls m (1st declension)

  1. (anatomy) neck
    tievs, garš, īss kakls‎ ― slender, long, short neck
    zoss kakls‎ ― goose neck
    kakla skriemeļi‎ ― cervical (= neck) vertebrae
    izstiept kaklu‎ ― to stretch one's neck
    aptīt šalli ap kaklu‎ ― to wrap a scarf around one's neck
  2. (syn. rīkle) throat
    iekaisis kakls‎ ― a sore throat
    skalot kaklu‎ ― to gargle one's throat
    kumoss iespiedies kaklā‎ ― the morsel expanded in the thorat
    kliegt, brēkt pilnā kaklā‎ ― to scream in full throat (= very loud)
  3. tapered, constricted part of an object or organ
    pudeles kakls‎ ― bottle neck
    vāze ar garu kaklu‎ ― a vase with a long neck
    dzemdes kakls‎ ― uterus neck (i.e., the cervix)

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ReferencesEdit

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