See also: labībā

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LatvianEdit

 
Labība

EtymologyEdit

From labs(good) +‎ -ība. The original meaning of labība was 'property', 'riches', until the early 17th century. Cognate with Lithuanian regionalism labýba(property, riches). Compare the same semantic evolution in Lithuanian gėrỹba(property, cereals), from Lithuanian gẽras(good), and in Polish zboże(cereal, grain), previously "proprety, riches". [1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

labība f (4th declension)

  1. cereal (kind of grass cultivated for its edible grains)
    labības kombains‎ ― cereal harvester
    labību kaitēkļi‎ ― cereal, grain pests
    pļaut labību‎ ― to mow cereals
  2. (chiefly in the singular) cereal, grain (the grains of cereal plants)
    nosvērt labību‎ ― to weigh the grain
    iztīrīt labību‎ ― to clean the grain
    labības glabātava‎ ― cereal storage facility

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ReferencesEdit

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