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LatvianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Related to the verbs vilkt(to pull, draw, drag) and valkāt(to wear), all from Proto-Baltic *wilk-, from Proto-Indo-European *welk-, *walk-, *wl̥k-(to pull, draw, drag), from *wel-(to pluck, rob, injure, kill).[1]

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NounEdit

valks

  1. (rare) something for everyday, not special (esp. clothes)
    manas valka drēbes varēsi paņemt‎ ― my everyday clothes you can take
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Usage notesEdit

By itself, valks is rather rare; derived nouns such as pārvalks(cover, case) or uzvalks(suit) are much more frequent.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *welk-(to pull, draw, drag), here probably influenced by Proto-Indo-European *welg-(humid, wet); see Latvian valgs(moist, humid, damp).[2]

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NounEdit

valks

  1. (dialectal) creek, brook, small water stream
    viņa aizstaigā līdz valkam‎ ― she walked to the stream
    viņas gāja pāri valkam pa iztrupējušu tiltiņu‎ ― they went over the brook on a little rotten bridge
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ReferencesEdit

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