bļoda

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See also: bloda, blöda, bļodā, and blœða

Latvian[edit]

Bļoda (1)
Mazgājamā bļoda (3)

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Old East Slavic блюдо (bljúdo, table, dish) (cf. Russian блюдо (bljúdo, dish, food)), itself a borrowing from Germanic (cf. Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐌿𐌸𐍃 (biuþs, table), genitive 𐌱𐌹𐌿𐌳𐌹𐍃 (biudis)). In Latvian, the borrowing must be old (from before the 13th century), as attested by the presence of o ([uo]) in it.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bļoda f (4th declension)

  1. bowl, dish, deep] plate (e.g., for soup)
    stikla bļoda — glass bowl
    māla bļoda — clay bowl
    zupas bļoda — soup bowl, dish
    pasniegt zupu bļodā — to serve the soup in a bowl, dish
  2. the contents of such a bowl or dish
    uz galdiņa neaiztikta stāvēja saimnieces ienestā kāpostu bļoda — on the little table, the bowl of cabbages that (our) hostess had brought stood untouched
  3. basin (e.g., for washing)
    mazgājamā bļoda — wash basin
    palikusi mazgājamo bļodu zem krāna, Ilga skatās, kā lēni plūst ūdens — having placed the washing basin under the faucet, Ilga watched as the water slowly flew (in)

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References[edit]

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