slota

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See also: slotā

Latvian[edit]

Slota

Etymology[edit]

From an earlier verb *slot (to slide, to slip; to wipe, to sweep) (cf. Lithuanian šlúoti “to wipe, to sweep”), made into a second declension feminine noun in -a; the verb, in turn, came from Proto-Baltic *šlōw-, from Proto-Indo-European *slow-, *slow- (to slide), perhaps a parellel form of *ḱlew- (to rinse, to clean, to slide). From the same stem came also Latvian slaucīt (to wipe, to sweep) (q.v.). Cognates include Lithuanian šlúota.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

slota f (4th declension)

  1. broom, besom (utensil for sweeping, traditionally made with a bundle of twigs or straws tied together onto a shaft, more recently with a brush at the end of a long shaft)
    slotaskāts, slotaskātsbroomstick
    krāsns slota — oven broom (to wipe a baking oven)
    slaucīt pagalmu ar slotu — to sweep the yard with a broom
    es ar slotu slaucīšu grīdu — I will sweep the floor with a broom
    pērties ar bērza slotu — to hit oneself with a birch broom (in a steam bath)

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References[edit]

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

Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

slot f (plural slote)

  1. lump (of material)
  2. divot

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