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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 лєдъ ‎(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 ledus — thin ice
    lauzt ledu — to break the ice
    ledus kūst, lūst, krakšķ — the ice melts, breaks, cracks
    auksts kā ledus — cold as ice
    ledus skapis, ledusskapisice cupboard (= refrigerator)
    ledus balets — ballet (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
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