slaukt

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Latvian[edit]

Slaukt govis

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as šļūkt (to slide; to drag one's feet), in a different ablaut grade: Proto-Baltic *slyauk-, *slauk-, from Proto-Indo-European *slewk-, *slowk- (to slide). (Some researchers derived it from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlew-, *ḱlōw-, *ḱlū- “to clean, to rinse.”) The original meaning was “to slide, to drag, to wipe,” initially used to refer to the motion of the hands while milking. Cognates include Lithuanian sliaũkti (to crawl; to slide; to cast off, to make slide; to wipe; to flow slowly) [1]

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Verb[edit]

slaukt intr., 1st conj., pres. slaucu, slauc, slauc, past slaucu

  1. to milk (to press milk out of a cow's udders)
    slaukt govis, kazas — to milk cows, goats
    slaukt govis trīs reizes dienā — to milk the cows three times a day
    slaukt ar rokām — to milk with (one's) hands
    slaukt ar elektrisko slaukšanas aparātu — to milk with an electric milking machine
    māte kūtī ar novēlošanos slauca govis, lai tad, kad no meža atnāks Kārlis, piens vēl būtu silts — mother late in the barn was milking the cows, so that, when Kārlis comes back from the forest, the milk would still be warm
    “jāiet slaukt, varbūt naksi līdzi?...”, māte aicina, vilkdama kūts halātu un lūkodama piena traukus — “it's time to milk, maybe you'll come along?...” mother invited, putting on her barn clothes and looking at the milk containers
    ārā vēl bija gaišs, kad Kažmuru Lonija iegāja kūti slaukt vakara pienu — there was still light when Lonija Kažmuri went into the barn to milk the night milk

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References[edit]

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