čoms

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English chum. Alternative historical forms: čomis, čums. First attested use – 1907.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

čoms m (1 declension)

  1. (colloquial) a male friend, a buddy, a pal
    (..) tiklīdz kuģis ostā, otrā dienā jau visi «čomiņi» lapās.[2]
    As soon as the ship has entered the port (you can expect that) on the next day all the "fellas" will be gone.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “čoms” in Juris Baldunčiks (1989), Anglicismi latviešu valodā (Rīga: «Zinātne») ISBN: 5-7966-0078-8.
  2. ^ (1907), Jūrnieks, issue 14, page 1.