jumts

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Latgalian[edit]

Noun[edit]

jumts m

  1. roof

Latvian[edit]

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Jumts

Etymology[edit]

Originally the past participle of the verb jumt (to cover a roof; to thatch), from Proto-Baltic *jumt, from Proto-Indo-European *yew-, *yū- (to bind, to tie), with an extra m. Primitive houses were covered by tied, interwoven sticks on which rested a mud covering. Cognates include Proto-Slavic *jǫtъ (roof) (cf. Russian приют (prijút, shelter, retreat)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jumts m (1st declension)

  1. roof (structure that covers the top of a building; the covering that sits on it)
    skārda jumts — tin roof
    šīfera jumts — slate roof
    ruberoīda jumts — bituminous felt roof
    kārniņu jumts — tiled roof
    niedru jumts — thatched roof
    slīps jumts — sloping roof
    jumta skārdsroofing sheets
    jumta paperoofing felt
    jumta naglasroofing nails
    jumta plakne — the roof plane
    salabot jumtu — to repair, fix the roof
    jumta istaba, jumtistaba — penthouse (lit. roof room)
  2. roof (structure that covers the top of a vehicle and shelters it from the external weather)
    automobiļa jumts — automobile, car roof
    trolejbusa jumts — trolley roof
    vagona jumts — (train) car roof

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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