See also: skabet

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as skābt (to go sour) (q.v.), of which it was originally the causative form.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

skābēt tr., 2nd conj., pres. skābēju, skābē, skābē, past skābēju

  1. to make sour, to pickle (to preserve food, usually vegetables, by using lactic fermentation)
    skābēt ābolusto pickle apples
    skābēt sēnesto pickle mushrooms
    skābēti gurķipickled cucumbers
    skābēti kāpostisauerkraut (lit. pickled cabbage)
    viņi gatavoja ziemai savus mājokļus... skābēja kapostus milzīgos koka toverosthey were preparing their houses for winter... (they) pickled cabbages in huge wooden tubs

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ReferencesEdit

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