acs

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic (perhaps Proto-Balto-Slavic[1][2]) *ak-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃okʷ-, *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see). Cognates include Lithuanian akìs, Old Prussian ackis (plural), Proto-Slavic *oko (eye) (Old Church Slavonic око (oko), Russian, Ukrainian око (óko), Bulgarian око (okó), Czech, Polish oko), Proto-Germanic *ago (> *augô under the influence of *ausô (ear); Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌲𐍉 (augō), German Auge, Dutch oog, English eye), Sanskrit अक्षि (ákṣi), Armenian ակն (akn), Ancient Greek ὤψ (ṓps, eye, face), Latin oculus.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

acs f (6th declension)

  1. (anatomy) eye (organ of vision)
    zilas, brūnas, melnas acis — blue, brown, black eyes
    lielas, mazas acis — big, small eyes
    šauras, šķības acis — slanted eyes
    acu vāki (= plakstiņi)eyelids
    dzīvas, skumjas acis — live, sad eyes
    viltīgas acis — cunning eyes
    acu pilieniseye drops
    atvērt, aizvērt acis — to close, to open one's eyes
    mirkšķināt acis — to blink one's eyes
  2. vision, capacity to see, field of vision, attention
    acis kā vanagam, kaķimeyes like a hawk's, a cat's (= good vision)
    pievērst acis gleznai — to turn one's eyes to a painting
  3. something similar to an eye in form
    gredzens ar lielu aci — a ring with a large eye
    kartupeļu acis — potato eyes
  4. a hole or loop with a specific purpose
    adatas acseye of a needle
    tīkla acismesh size
  5. (card games) value unit (when playing cards)
    dūzim ir vienpadsmit acu — the ace has, is eleven eyes

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 365
  2. ^ akis in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė
  3. ^ “acs” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7