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Ledus

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *led-, from Proto-Indo-European *ledʰ (ice), perhaps the same as *leidʰ (slippery, to slide). Cognates include Lithuanian lẽdas, dialectal ledùs, Old Prussian ladis, Russian лёд (ljod), Old Church Slavonic ледъ (ledŭ), Czech led, Polish lód.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

ledus m (3rd declension)

  1. ice, frozen water
    ledus kristāliice cristals
    ledus slānisice layer
    plāns ledusthin ice
    lauzt leduto break the ice
    ledus kūst, lūst, krakšķthe ice melts, breaks, cracks
    auksts kā leduscold as ice
    ledus skapis, ledusskapisice cupboard (= refrigerator)
    ledus baletsballet (skating) on ice

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ReferencesEdit

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