maksts

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Maksts (1)

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as maks ‎(purse, pouch) (q.v.): Proto-Indo-European *mak- ‎((skin) bag, sack), with an extra suffix -t. Cognates include Lithuanian makštìs.[1]

PronunciationEdit

(file)

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maksts f (6th declension)

  1. (anatomy) vagina, vulva (a woman's external sexual organs)
    maksts gļotādavaginal mucosa
    maksts fizioloģijavaginal physiology
  2. sheath, scabbard, holster
    izvilkt zobenu no maksts — to draw a sword from its sheath
    iebāzt zobenu makstī — to put a sword in its sheath
    revolvera maksts — revolver holster

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ReferencesEdit

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