EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rats

  1. plural form of rat

InterjectionEdit

rats

  1. Expression of annoyance; damn, darn.

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VerbEdit

rats

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of rat

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

rats n

  1. genitive singular indefinite of rat
  2. genitive plural indefinite of rat

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rats m pl

  1. plural form of rat

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LatvianEdit

Stūres rats (1)
Dzirnavu rats (1)
Rati (2)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ret(h), *rot(h). Cognates include Lithuanian rãtas (wheel), Sanskrit रथ (ratha, chariot), Old High German rad (wheel) (German Rad (wheel)), Latin rota (wheel) (Portuguese roda, Spanish rueda, Italian ruota, Romanian roată, French roue), Albanian rreth (hoop, circle, wheel rim).[1]

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NounEdit

rats m (1st declension)

  1. wheel (circular device that rotates on its axis)
    stūres rats — steering wheel
    dzirnavu rats — millwheel
    spara rats, spararats — flywheel
    ķēdes pārvada rats — chain wheel
    laimes rats — the wheel of fortune
    pagriezt atpakaļ , apturēt vēstures ratu — to turn back, to stop the wheel of history
  2. (only plural) cart, carriage (small wheeled vehicle drawn by animals)
    jūgt zirgu ratos — to harness a horse to a cart
    vienjūga, divjūga rati — a one-, a two-horse cart or carriage
    smagie rati — heavy cart
    rati ar gumijas riteņiem — a cart with rubber wheels

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ReferencesEdit

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

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

rats

  1. nominative plural of rat
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