skābēt

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as skābt (to go sour) (q.v.), of which it was originally the causative form.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

skābēt tr., 2nd conj., pres. skābēju, skābē, skābē, past skābēju

  1. to make sour, to pickle (to preserve food, usually vegetables, by using lactic fermentation)
    skābēt ābolus — to pickle apples
    skābēt sēnes — to pickle mushrooms
    skābēti gurķipickled cucumbers
    skābēti kāposti — sauerkraut (lit. pickled cabbage)
    viņi gatavoja ziemai savus mājokļus... skābēja kapostus milzīgos koka toveros — they were preparing their houses for winter... (they) pickled cabbages in huge wooden tubs

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References[edit]

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