See also: piedurknē




Alternative formsEdit


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 piedurkne‎ ― jacket sleeve
    kuplas piedurknes‎ ― thick sleeves
    pusgarās piedurknes‎ ― half-long sleeves
    piedurkņu odere‎ ― sleeve lining
    piedurknes atloks‎ ― cuffs (lit. sleeve lapel, flap)
    uzlocīt piedurknes‎ ― to roll up (one's) sleeves
    atlocīt piedurknes‎ ― to roll down (one's) sleeves
    piešūt piedrukni‎ ― to sew a sleeve (on something)
    pavilkt zēnu aiz piedurknes‎ ― to pull a boy by (his) sleeves
    Jurka tikko bija apvilcis violeto kreklu ar īsajām piedurknēm‎ ― Jurka had just put on a violet shirt with short sleeves
    tēvs stāv un slauka piedurknē sviedrus‎ ― father is standing and wipes (his) sweat on (his) sleeve



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