adata

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Hungarian[edit]

Noun[edit]

adata

  1. possessive third-person singular, singular possession of adat

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Verb[edit]

adata

  1. third-person singular present indicative of adater
  2. third-person plural present indicative of adater
  3. second-person singular imperative of adater

Latvian[edit]

Adata (1)
Adatas (2)
Kaktusa adatas (4)
Kompasa adata (5)

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as adīt (to knit) (with an extra -at): Proto-Baltic *ad-, from Proto-Indo-European *edʰ-, *odʰ- (pointed, sharp). Cognates include Lithuanian ãdata.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

adata f (4th declension)

  1. needle (a long, thin, pointy tool for sewing or knitting, usually made of metal)
    šujamā adata — sewing needle
    lāpāmā adata — darning needle
    adāmadata — knitting needle
    ķirurģiskā adata — surgery needle
    adatas acs — eye of a needle
    adata ar lielu aci — a needle with a large eye
    ievērt diegu adatā — to thread (lit. to insert thread into) a needle
    sieva paņēma adatu ar diegu un gribēja sašūt plēsumu svārkos — (his) wife took a needle and thread and wanted to sew the tear in (his) suit coat
    šīs daļas ada ar smalkākām adatām — these parts (of the pullover) one knits with finer needles
  2. pin (various thin, pointy objects used to hold together clothes, hair, etc. or as ornaments)
    saspraužamā adata — safety pin
    matu adatas — hairpins
    kaklasaites adata — tie pin
    meistars pataustīja, vai adata vēl labi turas kakla lakatiņā — the master checked whether the pin was still holding the neck kerchief well
  3. needle (thin metal object with a sharp point, used for pricking, or for injecting substances)
    injekciju adata — injection needle
    adatu terapija — acupuncture (lit. needle therapy)
  4. (usually plural) needles, spikes, thorns, spines (thin, sharp growths on plants or animals)
    eža kažoka adatas — hedgehog spikes
    kaktusa adatas — cactus thorns
    cirtēju cietās rokas nejuta asās skuju adatas, kas ķērās viņu drēbēs un dūrās, kur vien pieskārās — the hard hands of the lumbermen did not feel the sharp connifer needles that stuck to their clothes and pricked wherever they touched
  5. needle (part of an instrument or machine with a needle-like shape or form)
    manometra adata — the needle of the pressure gauge
    mērinstrumenta adata — the needle of the meter, measuring instrument
    kompasa adata — compass needle
    dreboša magnēta adata vienmēr griežas pret polu — the trembling magnet needle always turns towards the pole
    spidometers drebināja rādītāja adatu, ceļa kilometri dila, un skaitlis uz skalas auga — the speedometer made its indicato rneedle tremble, the kilometers of the path (to go) decreased, and the numbers on the meter grew

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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