From pa- +‎ klājs ‎(deck (of ship)), with klājs (q.v.) being an irregular nominal form of klāt ‎(to cover).[1]


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paklājs m (1st declension)

  1. carpet, rug, mat (floor covering, usually soft, to embellish it)
    mīksts paklājs — soft carpet, rug
    rakstains paklājs — patterned carpet, rug
    tautiskā stilā austs paklājscarpet, rug woven in ethnic, folkloric style
    pīts paklājs — braided mat, matting
    gumijas paklājs — rubber mat
    linoleja paklājs — linoleum covering
    burvju paklājs — magic carpet (folkloric)
  2. covering, layer (a covering that stays at the bottom of something)
    hidroizolācijas paklājs — waterproof cover, layer
  3. (sports) mat (a floor covering, especially in martial arts, designed to protect the athletes from injury during training and competitions)
    cīnas paklājs — wrestling mat
  4. (figuratively) layer (something, a substance, that covers something else)
    ziedu, sūnu, sniega paklājs — a layer of flowers, moss, snow
    krasta nav; ir tikai saule un miglas paklājs pāri jūrai — there is no coast; only the sun and a layer, carpet of fog across the sea



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