elkonis

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Latvian[edit]

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Elkonis

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Etymology[edit]

From Latvian dialectal elks (bend, angle) +‎ -onis, from Proto-Baltic *elk-, from Proto-Indo-European *el- (to bend), with an extra k. Cognates include Lithuanian alkū́nė (elbow; bend), dialectal elkū́nė, Old Prussian alkunis ([alkūnis]), Proto-Slavic *olkъt- (Old Church Slavonic лакъть (lakŭtĭ), Russian локоть (lókot'), Czech loket, Polish lokieć), Old Irish aleina, Old High German elina, German Ellenbogen, Dutch elleboog, English elbow, Ancient Greek ὠλένη (ōlénē), Latin ulna (elbow, arm) (< *olinā-), Old Armenian ողն (ołn, back, spine), ուլն (uln, neck), Hittite alkištan-.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

elkonis m (2nd declension)

  1. (anatomy) elbow (joint connecting the upper and lower arm and the adjacent region)
    atspiesties uz elkoņiem — to lean on the elbows
    paņemt pie elkoņa — to take (someone) by the elbow
    piegrūst ar elkoni — to nudge (someone) with the elbow
  2. elbow (part of a sleeve located near the arm joint)
    vecs, rūtains krekls trīskārt lāpītiem elkoņiem — an old, checkered shirt with thrice-patched elbows

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References[edit]

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