See also: lāpstiņā

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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 lāpstiņa‎ ― cake spatula
    stādāmā lāpstiņa‎ ― garden trowel
    mūrnieka lāpstiņa‎ ― mason's trowel
    koku mizošanai ļoti vajadzīgs darba rīks ir mizojamā lāpstiņa‎ ― a very important tool for barking trees is the peeling blade
  3. a flat, blade-like machinery element (e.g., in turbines, propellers, etc.)
    sūkņa lāpstiņa‎ ― pump impeller (lit. blade)
    turbīnas lāpstiņa‎ ― turbine blade
    ventilatora lāpstiņa‎ ― fan, ventilator blade
  4. (anatomy) shoulder blade (triangular bone behind the thorax)
    labā, kreisā lāpstiņa‎ ― right, left shoulder blade
    lāpstiņas kauls‎ ― shoulder 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 neveidojas‎ ― the 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.

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