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LatvianEdit

 
Bērzu tāss

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From verb tāst, an archaic and dialectal variant of test, tēst (to cut, to hew, to trim); the form follows the pattern of lest, lēst, lāse (compare dialectal forms tāsis, tāse; compare also other dialectal variants above). A comparable synonym term exists in Balto-Finnic languages (e.g., Finnish tuohi) which suggests borrowing between Baltic and Balto-Finnic, but the direction of the borrowing is not clear. Cognates include Lithuanian tóšis.[1]

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NounEdit

tāss f (6th declension)

  1. birchbark (white bark of the birch tree, formerly used as writing material)
    bērzu tāssbirch bark
    tāšu iekuribirch (bark) kindling
    tāšu darvabirch (bark) tar
    tāšu taurebirch (bark) horn

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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