brokastis

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Latvian[edit]

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Brokastis

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle Low German vrōkost (cf. Swedish frukost “breakfast,” and also the German older term Frühkost “breakfast,” literally “early food”). The initial cluster was changed from vr [fr] to br to conform to Latvian patterns; the final ost changed to ast perhaps under the influence of words like mielasts (feast).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brokastis f (6th declension)

  1. breakfast (the morning meal; also, the time or occasion of that meal)
    siltas brokastis — warm breakfast
    brokastu galdabreakfast table
    gatavot brokastis — to cook, prepare breakfast
    ēst brokastis — to eat breakfast
    lūgt brokastīs — to invite, to call to breakfast
    nākt brokastīs — to come to breakfast
    pēc brokastīm — after breakfast
    uz balta galda jau bija noliktas brokastis: piens jaunā māla krūzē, miežu plācenis, gabals dzintardzeltena medus — on the white table breakfast was already set: a new clay jug of milk, barley cakes, some amber-yellow honey
    Mikiņš piecēlās ļoti agri... žigli nomazgājies, paēda brokastis, silti saģērbās un izgāja pagalmā — Mikiņš got up very early... he quickly bathed, ate breakfast, dressed warmly and went out to the yard
    Andrs skatījās uz kalnu, aiz kura mājas skursteņa gals bija redzams... plāns dūmu stabiņš rādīja, ka brokastīs būs kaut kas silts — Andrs looked at the mountain, behind which the tip of the house chimneys were visible... the thin column of smoke showed that there would be something warm for (lit. at) breakfast

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References[edit]

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