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Sviestmaize
 
Sviestmaize

EtymologyEdit

From sviests (butter) +‎ maize (bread), probably a calque from German Butterbrot; cf. also Russian бутерброд (buterbród).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

sviestmaize f (5th declension)

  1. open sandwich (a slice of bread with butter, or also with other toppings, like sausage, cheese, etc.); by extension, also closed sandwiches
    ēst sviestmaizito eat a sandwich
    sagatavot svestmaizesto prepare sandwiches
    sakārtot sviestmaizes uz šķīvjato arrange sandwiches on a plate
    paņemt ceļā līdzi svestmaizesto take sandwiches along on a trip
    divas svestmaizes ar desu ripiņāmtwo (open) sandwiches with sausage slices
    papriekšu jāsagatavo sviestmaizes; vēders pirmā vietāfirst of all, we have to prepare sandwiches; (think of) the belly first!

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