mugurkauls

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Latvian[edit]

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Mugurkauls

Etymology[edit]

From mugura (back) +‎ kauls (bone).

Noun[edit]

mugurkauls m (1st declension)

  1. (anatomy) spine, backbone
    mugurkaula skriemeļi, artērijasspine vertebrae, arteries
    mugurkaula deformācijaspine deformation
    mugurkaula izliekumi — curvature of the spine
    lokans mugurkauls — flexible backbone
    lauzt mugurkaulu — to break one's spine
  2. (strong) character, nature
    vīrs ar stringru mugurkaulu — a man with a strong spine (= character)

Declension[edit]