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LatvianEdit

 
Klons
 
Klons

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the same stem as the verb klāt(to cover) (q.v.); note that the iterative form klāstīt has an archaic variant klostīt, whence klons with o. Cognates include Lithuanian klúonas(barn; threshing floor).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

klons m (1st declension)

  1. barn floor, earthen floor, threshing floor (dense, smooth surface, typically consisting of compacted clay or earth; floor made of compacted clay, earth, cement, bricks)
    pagraba klons‎ ― basement floor
    rijas klons‎ ― barn floor
    virtuves, istabas klons‎ ― kitchen, room floor
    gluds, bedrains klons‎ ― smooth, bumpy floor
  2. lower surface inside a bread oven
    klona maize‎ ― floor bread (bread made on the lower surface of a bread oven)
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Etymology 2Edit

A borrowing from English clone.

PronunciationEdit

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  • (by contamination with the native word) IPA(key): [klūōns]
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NounEdit

klons m (1st declension)

  1. clone (a living organism that originated from a single vegetative cell of another organism)
    klonu izlase, selekcija‎ ― clonal selection

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

klons

  1. definite genitive singular of klo
  2. indefinite genitive singular of klon