svins

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

svins n

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

Latvian[edit]

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 Svins on Latvian Wikipedia

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *šwin-as-, from a very old borrowing into Indo-European, probably borrowed at the same time as the word for “iron”. It was probably influenced or contaminated by Hittite šiniti (copper), and by Proto-Indo-European *ḱʷei- (to shine, white, light) (> Proto-Baltic *šwei-, *šwi-). Cognates include Lithuanian švìnas, Old East Slavic свиньць (svinĭcĭ) (Russian свинец (svinéts)); the word is also probably related to Ancient Greek κύανος (kúanos, bluish metal), from Hittite kuwannan- (precious stone, copper, blue).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Chemical element
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svins m (1st declension)

  1. lead (metallic chemical element, with atomic number 82.)
    svina rūdalead ore
    svina savienojumi, oksīdilead compounds, oxides
    svina stiklslead glass
    svina akumulatorslead battery
    svina caurule, stienislead pipe, bar
    kausēt svinu — to melt lead
    smags kā svins — heavy as lead

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

svins

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