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 oderesleeve 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. ^ “piedurkne” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7
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