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See also: piedurknē




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Originally a variant of a regularly derived piedurtne, from the verb piedurt (to pin, to attach (with a pin)) (ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₁epi (at, near)) +‎ -ne. The original meaning was thus “something attached, sewn (on something else).”[1]


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piedurkne f (5th declension)

  1. sleeve (part of a garment that covers one's arms)
    jakas piedurknejacket sleeve
    kuplas piedurknesthick sleeves
    pusgarās piedurkneshalf-long sleeves
    piedurkņu oderesleeve lining
    piedurknes atlokscuffs (lit. sleeve lapel, flap)
    uzlocīt piedurknesto roll up (one's) sleeves
    atlocīt piedurknesto roll down (one's) sleeves
    piešūt piedruknito sew a sleeve (on something)
    pavilkt zēnu aiz piedurknesto pull a boy by (his) sleeves
    Jurka tikko bija apvilcis violeto kreklu ar īsajām piedurknēmJurka had just put on a violet shirt with short sleeves
    tēvs stāv un slauka piedurknē sviedrusfather is standing and wipes (his) sweat on (his) sleeve



  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “piedurkne”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN