asmens

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *ašmen, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ-, *aḱ- (sharp, pointed, edgy), with a suffix -men. Etymologically, this is a doublet of akmens (stone), with a different development of *ḱ, perhaps because of Proto-Indo-European dialectal differences. Cognates include Lithuanian ãšmenys (pl. only; compare dialectal singular ašmuõ, genitive ašmeñs, Sanskrit अश्रिः (áśriḥ, corner, edge, blade), अश्मन् (aśman, stone, rock, firmament).[1]

Noun[edit]

asmens m (2nd declension, irregular nominative, genitive)

  1. (cutting) edge, blade (the sharp part of a cutting or piercing tool or weapon)
    cirvja, zobena asmens — ax, sword blade
    kabatas nazis ar diviem asmeņiem — a pocket knife with two edges
    asināt tērauda asmeņus — to sharpen steel blades

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns. 1992, 2001. Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca. Rīga: AVOTS. ISBN 9984700127.

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

asmẽns m

  1. genitive singular form of asmuo.