plats

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

plats

  1. plural form of plat

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

plats (genitive platsi, partitive platsi)

  1. square (of a city)

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.


French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

plats

  1. masculine plural form of plat

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *platu-s, from *pl̥th₂us < *pleth₂os, adjectival form of Proto-Indo-European *pel- (to spread; broad, wide). In Latvian, former u-stem adjectives were assimilated into other classes; *platus gave rise to both an o-stem and a yo-stem variant which later on became independent words, plats and plašs, with different semantic nuances (compare also dobs and dobjš, or ass and ašs); this separation began in the 18th century but became complete only in the 1870s. Cognates include Lithuanian platùs, Old Prussian plat- (from a placename, Platmedyen, where median = “forest”), Sanskrit पृथुः (pṛthuḥ, broad, wide, great, powerful), Ancient Greek πλατύς (platús, broad, wide, flat, smooth).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

plats (def. platais, comp. platāks, sup. visplatākais; adv. plati)

  1. wide, broad (having a relatively large distance from side to side)
    plats dēlis, solswide board, bench
    platas durviswide door
    plata šosejawide road
    plats smaidswide smile
    vīrietis ar platiem pleciem — a man with broad shoulders
    putns ar platu knābi — a bird with a wide beak
    koki ar platām lapām — a tree with broad leaves
    vienu metru plats audums — one-meter wide fabric, cloth
    desmit metru plata upe — a 10-meter wide river
  2. wide, broad (going beyond the average width of other similar objects)
    plats kreklswide shirt
    blūze ir par platu — the blouse is too wide
  3. (phonetics) broad, lax (pronounced with relatively large mouth opening)
    platais patskanisbroad, lax vowel
    platais e, ēbroad, lax e, ē (i.e., [æ] instead of [ɛ])
  4. wide, broad (having large aperture)
    pavērt vārtus platāk — to open the gate wider
    plati atvērt muti — to open the door wide
  5. wide, broad (having large diameter)
    plata caurulewide tube
    ieliet dzērienu platā traukā — to pour the drink into a wide container
    sakārtot ziedus platā vāze — to put the flowers into a wide vase

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Usage notes[edit]

In general, plats is used to mean “wide, broad” in a more literal sense, while plašs has more metaphorical senses.

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References[edit]

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

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

plats m

  1. nominative singular of plat
  2. oblique plural of plat

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

plats c

  1. place; any geographical position a little larger than just a point, such as a village, city or just a "nowhere"
  2. a seat; such as in a bus or in a theater
    Ursäkta, är den här platsen upptagen?
    Excuse me, but is this seat occupied?
  3. (uncountable) room; space
    Hur mycket plats behövs på hårddisken?
    How much space is needed on the hard drive?
    För att lägga ett stort pussel behövs mycket plats
    To lay a large jigsaw puzzle, you need a lot of space
  4. a position; such as allowing you to play in a (competing) sports team, or take a university course
    Den kurs jag helst ville gå hade bara tio platser
    The course I'd preferred only allowed ten students

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