See also: tabakā



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Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from Spanish tabaco, itself borrowed from a Taino (Arawakan) word meaning either “roll of tobacco leaves” or “pipe for smoking tobacco,” but apparently also merged with a pre-existing borrowing from Arabic طَبَاق (ṭabāq, a type of medicinal herb), found in the early 15th century as the name of various herbs.


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tabaka f (4th declension)

  1. tobacco (several plants of the genus Nicotiana, especially Nicotiana tabacum and related species, with leaves used for smoking or chewing)
    tabakas audzēšana‎ ― tobacco cultivation
    tabakas šķirne‎ ― tobacco variety
    tabakas lapas satur nikotīnu, kas ir stipra sirds inde un pamazām atstāj graujošu ietekmi uz cilvēka asinsvadu sistēmu un nerviem‎ ― tobacco leaves contain nicotine, which is a strong heart poison and has gradual destructive influence on a person's circulatory and nervous systems
  2. tobacco (the leaves of such a plant, especially when dried and/or pulverized for smoking or chewing)
    tabakas fabrika‎ ― tobacco factory
    tabakas izstrādājumi‎ ― tobacco products
    smēķēt tabaku‎ ― to smoke tobacco
    tabakas maks, tabakmaks‎ ― tobacco pouch
    košļāt, zelēt tabaku‎ ― to chew tobacco
    bāzt tabaku pīpē‎ ― to stick tobacco into a pipe
    piebāzt pīpi ar tabaku‎ ― to stuff a pipe with tobacco
    šņaucamā tabaka‎ ― snuff (lit. sniffable tobacco)
    istaba tabakas dūmu tik pilna, ka mušas meklēja glābiņu pie sijām‎ ― the room was so full of tobacco smoke that the flies looked for shelter at the beams


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tabaka f

  1. snuff (a form of tobacco for sniffing)





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