mazgātava

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Latvian[edit]

Mazgātava

Etymology[edit]

A word coined from mazgāt (to wash) +‎ -ava by J. Alunāns in 1857.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mazgātava f (4th declension)

  1. washing room; laundromat (a place, e.g. a room or a building, where one washes, e.g. clothes)
    veļas mazgātavu — clothes washing room, laundromat
    jau sestdien viņš bija apmeklējis veļas mazgātavu un sagādājis sev tīru veļu — on Saturday he had looked for a laundromat and had gotten his clothes clean
    netīrie trauki tiek novietoti uz speciāla konveijera un paši nonāk mazgātavā — the dirty dishes are placed on a special conveyor belt and come into the washing room

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References[edit]

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