papuve

See also: papuvē

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pa-(a little) +‎ puve(rotting), with puve from the past stem puv- of the verb pūt(to rot).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

papuve f (5th declension)

  1. fallow, fallow land (land left unseeded for a year)
    atstāt zemi papuvē‎ ― to leave land fallow
    papuvju āršana‎ ― ploughing of the fallow lands
    papuves kultūras‎ ― fallow crops
    tīrā papuve‎ ― fallow where no crops grow (lit. clean fallow)
    melnā papuve‎ ― fallow which is kept with fertilizer and where weeds are systematically destroyed (lit. black fallow)

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ReferencesEdit

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