lemesis

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Latvian[edit]

Lemeši

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as the verb lemt (to decide, to resolve) (q.v.) in its old meaning, “to break.” Cognates include Lithuanian lẽmežis (plowshare; part of the plow where the plowshare fits), Russian лемех (lémex, plowshare), Czech lemes, Polish lemiesz.[1]

Noun[edit]

lemesis m (2nd declension)

  1. plowshare (cutting edge of a plow, usually a blade)
    divlemešu arkls — two-furrow (lit. two-share) plow
    spīļarkla lemeši — claw plowshares
    lemeša asmensplowshare blade
    lemeša smaileplowshare spike

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References[edit]

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