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Mēsli

EtymologyEdit

From mēzt(to remove with shovel, to clean with shovel). Cognates include Lithuanian mė́šlas, plural mėšlaĩ.[1]

PronunciationEdit

(file)

NounEdit

mēsli m (1st declension)

  1. dung, manure, animal excrement
    mēslu dakšas‎ ― manure forks
    mēslu rati‎ ― manure carts
    mēslu krātuve‎ ― manure storage place
    mēslu sūknis‎ ― manure pump
    mēslu kaudze‎ ― dunghill
    ārdīt mēslus‎ ― to ted manure
    kraut mēslus vezumā‎ ― to load manure in a wagon
    vest mēslus uz tīrumu‎ ― to take manure to the field
  2. fertilizer
    mākslīgie mēsli, minerālmēsli‎ ― (artificial) fertilizer
    organiskie mēsli‎ ― organic manure
    jūras mēsli‎ ― sea manure (sea algae used as fertilizer)
  3. dirt, waste
    mēslu bedre‎ ― waste, garbage pit

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ReferencesEdit

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