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Sētas miets

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *meyt-, *miet-, from Proto-Indo-European *mēyt-, *meyt-, from *mēy-, *mey-(stake, pole) with an extra -t, perhaps from the stem *mē-(to delimit; to measure, to survey), since stakes in line were one of the first means of marking or delimiting (cf. Latin mēta(post; target), mētor(to delimit, to measure)). Cognates include Lithuanian miẽtas, Old Irish methas(border sign) (< *mitostu-), Sanskrit मेथिः(methíḥ, pole, pillar), Old Armenian մոյթ(moytʿ, support, prop, pillar), Latin mēta(cone, pointy post; border sign; target) (< *mē(i)tā).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

miets m (1st declension)

  1. (pointy) stick, stake, picket, post, pole
    sētas miets‎ ― fence picket
    mietu žogs‎ ― palisade (lit. picket fence)
    paegļa miets‎ ― juniper pole
    ozola miets‎ ― oak pole
    piesiet augļu kociņu pie mieta‎ ― to tie a small fruit tree to a pole (to support it while it grows)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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