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Klints

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle Low German klint (rocky coast, slope, cliff). The word entered Latvian in the 18th century from Baltic German dialects; prior to that, akmens “stone,” often in combination with other terms, was used instead.[1]

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NounEdit

klints f (6th declension)

  1. (large) rock, cliff (massif with steep edges; rocky cliff)
    stāvas klintissteep rocks, cliffs
    klinšu kraujarocky cliff
    klinšu alasrock caves
    rāpties pa klintīmto climb rocks
  2. (in the genitive, used as an adjective) rock (typical of, living in, a rocky area)
    klinšu ērglisimperial (lit. rock) eagle
    klinšu vāvererock squirrel
    biezlapju dzimtas augi... daudzi no tiem ir klinšu augiplants of the Crassulaceae family... many of them are rock plants

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ReferencesEdit

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