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A verbalized form of tulks (translator, interpreter) (q.v.), first attested in 18th-century sources.[1]


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tulkot tr., 2nd conj., pres. tulkoju, tulko, tulko, past tulkoju

  1. to translate (to change, transfer text, sentences, words, etc. from one language into another)
    tulkot no oriģinālato translate from the original
    tulkot grāmatu latviskito translate a book (into) Latvian
    tulkot rakstu angļu valodāto translate an article into the English language
    tulkotā literatūratranslated literature
    tulkojošā vārdnīcabilingual (lit. translating) dictionary
  2. to interpret, to explain, to understand (the meaning of something)
    tulkot zemtekstuto interpret, explain the subtext
    kā lai tādu pareģojumu tulko?how should one interpret such a prophecy?


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  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “tulks”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN