See also: riks, -riks, and riks-

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *rey-, *rī-(to scrape; to pluck; to cut) (with an extra k); cf. dialectal riekt(to cut (bread); to plow (for the first time)). Apparently, the original meaning of rīks was “sharp instrument,” perhaps “knife.” Cognates include Lithuanian rỹkas(instrument; container).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

rīks m (1st declension)

  1. instrument, tool, equipment (an object used for a specific task, work, etc.)
    namdara, kalēja rīks‎ ― carpenter's, blacksmith tool
    lauksaimniecības, metālapstrādes rīki'‎ ― agricultural, metalworking tools
    medību, zvejas rīks‎ ― hunting, fishing tool, instrument
    rotaļu rīks‎ ― toy tool
    vingrošanas rīki‎ ― exercise, fitness equipment
    soda rīks‎ ― means, instrument of punishment
    ražošanas rīki‎ ― tools, means of production

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ReferencesEdit

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