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LatvianEdit

 lāpstiņa (4) on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Lāpstiņas (2)
 
Mūrnieka lāpstiņa (2)
 
Ventilatora lāpstiņa (3)
 
Lāpstiņa (4)
 
Lāpstiņa (5)

EtymologyEdit

From lāpsta (shovel) +‎ -iņa (dim.).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

lāpstiņa f (4th declension)

  1. diminutive of lāpsta
  2. (tool) various blade-having tools similar to a shovel like spades, spatulas, trowels, etc.
    kūku lāpstiņacake spatula
    stādāmā lāpstiņagarden trowel
    mūrnieka lāpstiņamason's trowel
    koku mizošanai ļoti vajadzīgs darba rīks ir mizojamā lāpstiņaa very important tool for barking trees is the peeling blade
  3. a flat, blade-like machinery element (e.g., in turbines, propellers, etc.)
    sūkņa lāpstiņapump impeller (lit. blade)
    turbīnas lāpstiņaturbine blade
    ventilatora lāpstiņafan, ventilator blade
  4. (anatomy) shoulder blade (triangular bone behind the thorax)
    labā, kreisā lāpstiņaright, left shoulder blade
    lāpstiņas kaulsshoulder blade bone, scapula
  5. a flat, wide, shovel-like horn structure (e.g., on an elk)
    visspēcīgāk izveidotas ragu lāpstiņas ir Sibīrijas aļņiem, toties Tālo Austrumu aļņiem lāpstiņas gandrīz nekad neveidojasthe Siberian elks have the most strongly developed horn blades; in contrast, the Far East elks almost never develop blades

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

A flat, blade-like machinery element (or elk horn) can sometimes be called indifferently lāpsta or lāpstiņa. For “spatula” and “shoulder blade,” however, only lāpstiņa is appropriate.

SynonymsEdit