halāts

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Latvian[edit]

(Mājas) halāts
Halāts
Laboratorijas halāts

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Russian халат (xalát), itself a borrowing from Turkic (cf. Turkish halat (rope)), apparently also a borrowing from Byzantine Greek καλόδιο (kalódio). Ultimately from Arabic خلعة (xílʿa, robe of honor).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

halāts m (1st declension)

  1. any flowing garment worn over the body or over other clothes and either left open or tied with a belt; e.g., dressing gowns, gowns, overalls, robes, bathrobes, doctor's coats, lab coats
    mājas halāts — house (= dressing) gown
    ārsta halāts — doctor's smock, coat
    darba halāts — working smock, robe, coat
    laboratorijas halāts — lab coat
    virs kleitas vai svārkiem, kas nēsāmi mājās, ejot uz kūti, vajadzētu uzvilkt piemērotu, viegli mazgājamu darba halātu — over the clothes or (suit) coats that are worn at home, one should, (when) going to the barn, wear also an easily washable work robe, coat
    Džesija piecēlās sēdus un ciešāk savilka plāno katūna halātu — Džesija sat up and tightened her thin cotton bathrobe
    divus stāvus zemāk, sanatorijas priekšā, bija piebraucis autobuss; apkāt tam pulcējās slimnieki halātos — two floors below, in front of the sanatorium, the bus had pulled up; around it the patients had gathered, in gowns

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