stabiņš

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Latvian[edit]

Barometra stabiņš (2)

Etymology[edit]

From stabs (pole, post) +‎ -iņš (dim.).

Noun[edit]

stabiņš m (1st declension)

  1. diminutive of stabs
  2. column (part of a thermometer or barometer: a thin tube filled with a liquid substance, usually mercury)
    spirta, ūdens stabiņš — alcohol, water column
    dzīvsudraba stabiņa milimetrs — millimeter of mercury
    termometra stabiņš noslīdēja līdz divdesmit diviem gradiem zem nulles — the thermometer (column) dropped till twenty-two degrees below zero
    dzīvsudraba stabiņš termometrā bija uzkāpis pāri četrdesmit grādiem — the mercury (column) in the thermometer had gone up beyond the 40 degrees
  3. column (a set of words, ciphers, etc. written one above the other)
    burtu stabiņš — a column of letters
  4. (crochet) a move in which the thread is pulled through two or more loops

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