stabs

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stabs

  1. plural form of stab

Verb[edit]

stabs

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of stab

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

stabs c

  1. genitive singular indefinite of stab

Latvian[edit]

Sētas stabi (1)
Elektrības stabs (1)
Saules stabs (2)
Dūmu stabs (2)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *steb-, *stab- (with -as), from Proto-Indo-European *steb(ʰ)- (post, pole, (tree) trunk; to support, to hold, to pound, to tread). Cognates include Lithuanian stãbas (idol, statue; pole; shape; paralysis; surrouding; respite, breathing space), Old Prussian stabis (rock, stone), stabni (oven) (< *stabinē), Old Church Slavonic стоборъ (stoborŭ, column), Bulgarian стобор (stobór, wooden fence), Slovene steber (stəbə́r, pole, idol), Old Norse stafr (stick, rod, support), Old High German stab, Middle Low German staf, - Stab (stick, rod, club), English staff, Sanskrit स्तभ्नाति (stabhnā́ti, to support, to strengthen), Ancient Greek στέμβω (stémbō, to pound, to shake continuously).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stabs m (1st declension)

  1. pole, post, pillar (vertically placed long, thin, cylindrical object to keep something in place)
    sētas stabi — fenceposts
    telefona stabi — telephone poles
    elektrības stabi — electricity poles
    vārtu stabi nolūzuši — the goalposts broke off
    reklāmu stabs — advertising pillar
    kauna stabs — pillory (lit. shame pole)
    viņš stāv kā stabs — he, it stands as a pillar (tall, immobile)
  2. (figuratively) column, pillar (a volatile substance rising upright in the air)
    putekļu stabscolumn of dust
    dūmu stabscolumn of smoke
    uguns stabspillar of fire
    saules stabs — sun pillar (optical phenomenon at sunset)
  3. column (part of a thermometer or barometer: a thin tube filled with a liquid substance, usually mercury)
    dzīvsudraba staba (= stabiņa) milimetrs — milimeter of mercury (lit. mercury column milimeter)
    dzīvsudraba stabu barometra caurulē līdzsvaro atmosfēras spiediens — the atmospheric pressure balances, is equivalent to the column of mercury in the tube of the barometer

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References[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

stabs

  1. indefinite genitive singular of stab