karote

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Latvian[edit]

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Karote

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *kar-ōut-, *kar-uot- (with a suffix -uot), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker-, *kor- (to cut, split). The original meaning was probably that of carved or hollowed object. Cognates include Lithuanian prakartas (trough, manger), Old Prussian pracartis (hod, carrying box), Proto-Slavic *koryto (trough, manger) (Russian корыто (korýto), Bulgarian корито (koríto, ravine), Czech, Polish koryto (trough, manger, (river) bed)), Sanskrit करोटिः (karoṭiḥ, plate, bowl, cup).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

karote f (5th declension)

  1. spoon (scooped utensil with a long handle, for eating or serving)
    zupas, deserta karote — soup, dessert spoon
    sudraba, koka karote — silver, wooden spoon
    ēst ar karoti — to eat with a spoon
  2. spoonful (the amount (of food, etc.) that a spoon will hold)
    karote cukura, ievārījuma — a spoonful of sugar, of jam

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References[edit]

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