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Kaplis

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as the verb kapāt (to chop) (q.v.): Proto-Baltic *kap- +‎ -lis, from the o grade *kop- of Proto-Indo-European *kep-, *skep- “to cut, to slice (with an instrument).”[1]

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NounEdit

kaplis m (2nd declension)

  1. hoe (a gardening tool consisting of a handle and a sharp piece of metal, used for softening the soil or destroying weeds)
    garkāta kaplislong-handled hoe
    īskāta kaplisshort-handled hoe (= spud)
    divpusējais kaplistwo-sided hoe (= mattock, pickax)
    ar kapli iespējams vislabāk iznīcināt nezāleswith a hoe it is possible to destroy weeds best of all

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “kapāt”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN