grieznes

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Latvian[edit]

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Grieznes

Etymology[edit]

A new word, coined from griez(t) (to cut) +‎ -ne in the 1930s.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

grieznes f (5th declension)

  1. scissors (tool for cutting, consisting of two interconnected blades facing each other)
    asas grieznes — sharp scissors
    metāla grieznes — metal scissors
    dārza grieznes' — garden scissors
    drēbnieka grieznes — tailor's scissors
    nogriezt ar grieznēm audumu — to cut fabric with scissors
    māte paņem grieznes un iet ārdīt vaļā aizšuvumu — mother takes the scissors and goes to unravel the sewing
    pēc nedaudzām minūtēm metāla grieznes pašķira eju dzeloņstieplu žogā — after a few minutes the metal scissors cut its way throw the barbed wire fence

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The most frequent term for “scissors” is šķēres; apparently, grieznes is in competition with it.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

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