tulkot

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A verbalized form of tulks (translator, interpreter) (q.v.), first attested in 18th-century sources.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

tulkot tr., 2nd conj., pres. tulkoju, tulko, tulko, past tulkoju

  1. to translate (to change, transfer text, sentences, words, etc. from one language into another)
    tulkot no oriģināla — to translate from the original
    tulkot grāmatu latviski — to translate a book (into) Latvian
    tulkot rakstu angļu valodā — to translate an article into the English language
    tulkotā literatūratranslated literature
    tulkojošā vārdnīca — bilingual (lit. translating) dictionary
  2. to interpret, to explain, to understand (the meaning of something)
    tulkot zemtekstu — to interpret, explain the subtext
    kā lai tādu pareģojumu tulko? — how should one interpret such a prophecy?

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References[edit]

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