stops

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stops

  1. plural form of stop

Verb[edit]

stops

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

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Latvian[edit]

Stops

Etymology 1[edit]

From the same stem as the verb stiept (to stretch, to pull) (q.v.); the original meaning was probably “(something) stretched,” “(something) made tight by stretching.”[1]

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Noun[edit]

stops m (1st declension)

  1. crossbow (an old mechanical weapon based on the bow and arrows, used to shoot bolts)
    stopu gatavošana prasīja daudz darba un pacietības — the making of a crossbow demanded much work and patience
    Griģis veikli rīkojās ar stopu, un viņa bultas droši skrēja mērķim pretī — Griģis quickly acted with (his) crossbow, and his arrows surely flew toward the goal
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Etymology 2[edit]

A borrowing from Middle Low German stōp (measure of volume), first mentioned in 17th-century dictionaries.[1]

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Noun[edit]

stops m (1st declension)

  1. old unit for measuring volume, equivalent to approximately 1.3 cubic decimeters
    trumuli mēs nopirkām no Jaņķeļa par 15 kapeikām; viņā ieiet divi stopi ūdens — we bought a drum from Jaņķeļš for 15 kopeks; it can hold 2 stopi (= 2.6 cubic decimeters) of water
  2. a pot or bowl with this volume
    virtuvē nomazgājos, ar misiņa stopu liedams ūdeni saujā — I washed in the kitchen, pouring water with the brass stops into my cupped hand
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  1. 1.0 1.1 “stops” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

stops

  1. indefinite genitive singular of stop
  2. indefinite genitive plural of stop