kīņtš

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Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently cognate with Finnish kynsi and Estonian küüs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kīņtš

  1. fingernail, hoof, claw
    • Tiit-Rein Viitso, Valts Ernštreits (2012–2013), Līvõkīel-ēstikīel-lețkīel sõnārōntõz, Tartu, Rīga: TÜ, LVA
      nīemõ kīņtš
      cow's hoof
      kīndõd vaisõ vȱlda
      will end up in [someone's] claws
      kīndõd vaizõ sōdõ
      to end up in [someone's] claws
      kīndõd vaistõ ulzõ sōdõ
      to escape [someone's] claws
      kīndõd knaššõ ēdrikšõbõd
      [someone] has white nails (lit. "[someone's] nails are blooming nicely")
      mustā verm um kīndõd allõ
      dirty fingernails (lit. "there is black color under fingernails")
      ta pidāb sīnda eņtš kīndõdõks
      it/he has its/his grip on you (lit. "it/he is holding you in its/his claws")
      sa ūod tikkiž eņtš kīndõdõks kubbõ kīskõn, mis sinnõn um
      you have scraped up everything with your nails/claws, what is wrong with you

Declension[edit]