sēklis

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Derived, with vowel lengthening, from *sekt, a parallel form of dialectal verb sikt, standard sīkt (to decrease (water, river)) (q.v.), whence also sekls (shallow) (q.v.). The additional l follows the pattern of verb degt (to burn (intr.)), noun deglis (wick, burner, detonating fuse), dialectal dēglis.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sēklis m (2nd declension)

  1. shallow place, shallow, ford, sandbank, shoals (place in a body of water which is shallower than its surroundings)
    smilšu sēklissandbank
    akmeņains sēklis — rocky shoals
    koraļļu sēklis — coral cay
    kontinenta sēklis — continental shelf
    zvejot sēkļos — to fish in a shallow
    uzbraukt sēklim, uz sēkļa — to run aground (lit. on(to) a shallow)
    būt uz sēkļa — to be in a difficult situation (lit. to be on a shallow, to be stranded, shipwrecked)

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References[edit]

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