maksts

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Maksts (4. numurs)

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as maks (purse, pouch) (q.v.): Proto-Indo-European *mak- ((skin) bag, sack), with an extra suffix -t. Cognates include Lithuanian makštìs.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

maksts f (6th declension)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    maksts gļotādavaginal membrane
    maksts fizioloģijavaginal physiology
  2. sheath, scabbard, holster
    izvilkt zobenu no maksts — to draw a sword from its sheath
    iebāzt zobenu makstī — to put a sword in its sheath
    revolvera maksts — revolver holster

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References[edit]

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