kakls

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(Cilvēka) kakls

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *kaklas, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷokʷlo-s (a variant of *kʷékʷlos (circle, wheel)), a reduplicated form of *kʷel- (to turn; to move) (whence also celis (knee), q.v.). Cognates include Lithuanian kãklas, Proto-Germanic *halsaz (Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌻𐍃 (hals), German Hals).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

kakls m (1st declension)

  1. (anatomy) neck
    tievs, garš, īss kakls — slender, long, short neck
    zoss kakls — goose neck
    kakla skriemeļi — cervical (= neck) vertebrae
    izstiept kaklu — to stretch one's neck
    aptīt šalli ap kaklu — to wrap a scarf around one's neck
  2. (syn. rīkle) throat
    iekaisis kakls — a sore throat
    skalot kaklu — to gargle one's throat
    kumoss iespiedies kaklā — the morsel expanded in the thorat
    kliegt, brēkt pilnā kaklā — to scream in full throat (= very loud)
  3. tapered, constricted part of an object or organ
    pudeles kakls — bottle neck
    vāze ar garu kaklu — a vase with a long neck
    dzemdes kakls — uterus neck (i.e., the cervix)

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References[edit]

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