labība

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 kombainscereal harvester
    labību kaitēkļicereal, 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 glabātavacereal 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
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