metāls

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Metāls

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μέταλλον (métallon, mine, quarry, metal), from μέταλλευειν (métalleuein, to mine, quarry), of unknown origin, but apparently related to μέταλλαν (métallan, to seek after), also of unknown origin.

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Noun[edit]

metāls m (1st declension)

  1. metal (a chemical element that forms metallic bonds with other metals; usually shiny, malleable and hard)
    metālu strukturametal structure
    metālu rūdametal ore
    metālu ķīmiskās īpašības — chemical properties of metals
    sārmu metāli — alkali metals
    sārmzemju metāli — alkaline earth metals
  2. metal (material with various uses, formed either of a simple metal or of an alloy of metals with each other or with other substances)
    metāla sijametal beam
    melnie metāli — ferrous (lit. black) metals, alloys
    krāsainie metāli — non-ferrous (lit. colorful) metals, alloys
    kausēt metālu — to melt metal
    metālu kausēšanas krāsnismetal melting furnaces
    metāla lietuvemetal foundry
    metālu apstrādāšanametal processing
    metālu korozijametal corrosion

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