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LatvianEdit

 
Lemeši

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as the verb lemt(to decide, to resolve) (q.v.) in its old meaning, “to break.” Cognates include Lithuanian lẽmežis(plowshare; part of the plow where the plowshare fits), Russian лемех(lémex, plowshare), Czech lemes, Polish lemiesz.[1]

NounEdit

lemesis m (2nd declension)

  1. plowshare (cutting edge of a plow, usually a blade)
    divlemešu arkls‎ ― two-furrow (lit. two-share) plow
    spīļarkla lemeši‎ ― claw plowshares
    lemeša asmens‎ ― plowshare blade
    lemeša smaile‎ ― plowshare spike

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ReferencesEdit

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