kež

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See also: kez, kéz, kéž, and Kez

Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *käci, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *käte. Compare Estonian käsi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kež

  1. hand, arm
    • Tiit-Rein Viitso, Valts Ernštreits (2012–2013), Līvõkīel-ēstikīel-lețkīel sõnārōntõz, Tartu, Rīga: TÜ, LVA
      jõvā kež
      right hand
      kurā kež
      left hand
      vȯndzi kež
      lucky hand
      käd tutkāmõs
      [at a distance of a] stretch of an arm
      kädūd jūrõ pānda ~ kežži jūrõ pānda
      to have one's involvement in something / to be someone's doing / to have had someones hand in something
      kätā nustõ
      to raise a hand
      kīndidi käddõ pānda
      to put on gloves
      kädkõks eitõ
      to walk away, throw in the towel, give up, withdraw, bail (lit. "throw with hand")
      kežži lagtõ
      to brag ~ to throw around one's hands
      kežži pūdõks piezzõ
      to wash one's hands in innocence (lit. "to wash one's hands clean")
      kežži piddõ ripsõ
      to be unengaged, sit on one's ass (lit. "to keep one's hands on one's lap")
      eņtš käds piddõ
      to keep to oneself (lit. "to keep in one's hand")
      käd
      sloppily (lit. "on, by hand")

Declension[edit]