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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Hindi लाट (lāṭ) etc. + -s.

NounEdit

lats

  1. plural of lat: staves; pillars.

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of latrine (q.v.) + -s.[1]

NounEdit

lats pl (normally plural, singular lat)

  1. (Britain slang) Latrines: rudimentary or military facilities for urination and defecation.
    • 1927, William Edward Collinson, Contemporary English, p. 92:
      At Salisbury Plain and Camberley in 1909/10 I learnt a number of camping expressions like... lats (latrines).
    • 1940, M. Marples, Public School Slang, p. 112:
      Other synonyms [sc. for lavatories] are rears, lats... and dubs.
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

 
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From Latvian lats, from Latvija (Latvia).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lats

  1. plural of lat: the former currency or money of Latvia.
  2. (historical numismatics) Alternative form of lat (plural lati).

Etymology 4Edit

A clipping of Latin latissimus + -s[2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lats pl (normally plural, singular lat)

  1. (slang) The latissimus dorsi muscles.

Etymology 5Edit

A clipping of latitude + -s.

NounEdit

lats

  1. plural of lat: latitude.

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "lat, n.³" in the Oxford English Dictionary (1976), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "lat, n.⁴" in the Oxford English Dictionary (1997), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

LatvianEdit

 
Pieci lati

EtymologyEdit

A reduced form of Latvija, first used in 1922 to name the new currency that replaced the Latvian rublis.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

lats m (1st declension)

  1. lats (monetary unit of Latvia between 1922 and 1940, and again between 1993 and 2013; replaced by the Euro on Jan. 1st, 2014)
    pieci latifive lats
    papīra latspaper lats (i.e., bills, banknotes)
    lata kurssthe exchange rate of the lats
    grāmata maksā divus latusthe book costs two lats

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

lats ?

  1. lats, currency of Latvia
  2. indefinite genitive singular of lat