adīt

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Latvian[edit]

Adīt

Etymology[edit]

Originally the iterative form of an older verb meaning “to prickle,” probably *ast, *est (on the model of vadīt, vest), from *ed-ti, *ad-ti, from Proto-Baltic *ad-, from Proto-Indo-European *edʰ-, *odʰ- (pointed, sharp).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

adīt tr., 3rd conj., pres. adu, adi, ada, past adīju

  1. to knit (to make a fabric by forming thread loops and pulling them through each other with special needles)
    adīt džemperi — to knit a sweater
    adīt rakstu — to knit a pattern
    prast adīt — to know how to knit
    adīta jakaknitted jacket
    Stine adīja zeķes un cimdus — Stine was knitting socks and gloves
    Lavīze negulēja; sēdēja kaktā aiz skapja un adīja — Lavīze did not sleep; she sat in the corner behind the wardrobe and knitted

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “adata” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7