paduse

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See also: padusē

Latvian[edit]

Paduse

Etymology[edit]

From pa- +‎ an older term *dusa (arm, shoulder) (maybe *dusis?), from Proto-Baltic dus-, from the zero grade *dus- of Proto-Indo-European *dous- (arm) (whence Sanskrit दोषान् (doṣán-), दोः (doḥ, arm, forearm), Avestan [script needed] (daoš-, upper arm, shoulder)). Cognates include Old Church Slavonic пазуха (pazuxa), Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian пазуха (pázuxa), Czech, Polish pazucha.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

paduse f (5th declension)

  1. (anatomy) armpit (cavity beneath the junction of arm and shoulder)
    paduses artērija — armpit (= axillary) artery
    turēt ko padusē — to hold something in one's armpit
    likt, ielikt termometru padusē — to set a thermometer into someone's armpit
  2. (botany) space under a stem or (forked) branch
    lapu paduses — leaf armpit (= area under the stem)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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