celis

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See also: cēlis

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celis

  1. past of celi

Latvian[edit]

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Celis

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *kelH-, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel(H)- (to turn, to rotate, to move) (whence also kult, q.v.). The original meaning of this word was therefore “moving place,” “movable member, organ.” Cognates include Lithuanian kelỹs, kẽlis, dialectal kialis, Old Church Slavonic колѣно (kolěno), Russian колено (koléno), Ancient Greek κώλον (kōlon, organ), κωλήν (kōlēn, femoral bone), κωλεξ (kōleks, dimple under knee).[1]

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Noun[edit]

celis m (2nd declension)

  1. knee (the joint between thigh and shin and the area around it)
    stīvs celis — stiff knee
    ceļa luzumsknee fracture
    sēdēt tēvam uz ceļiem — to sit on father's knees (= lap)
    sniegs mežā bija dziļš, vai līdz ceļiem — the snow in the forest was deep, up to the knees
    sieviete pastiepa zilās kleitas malu tālāk pāri ceļiem — the woman stretched the hem of the blue dress beyond the knees
    meitene pieliec celi, kā skolā mācīts — the girl bent (her) knee, as taught at school

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References[edit]

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