lūpa

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Latvian[edit]

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Lūpas

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as the verbs lupt (to peel, to come off), lupināt (to peel (tr.)): Proto-Baltic *lūp-, *lup-, from Proto-Indo-European *lewp-, *lūp-, *lup- (to pare, to peel, to break off). The meaning evolved from “peeled off; puckered” to “puckered lips” and then simly “lips.” Cognates include Lithuanian lū́pa, Middle High German lubbe (thick, puckered lip(s)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

lūpa f (4th declension)

  1. (anatomy) lip
    pilnīgas, plānas lūpas — full, thin lips
    augšējā lūpa — the upper lip
    apakšējā lūpa — the lower lip
    lūpu krāsa, lūpu pomādelipstick
    ar smaidu uz lūpām — with a smile on the lips
    iekost lūpā — to bite one's lips
    kaunuma lūpas — labia (lit. genital lips)
    zaķa lūpa — harelip (congenital malformation)

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References[edit]

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

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lūpa f (plural lūpos)

  1. lip