vanna

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Finnish[edit]

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Russian ванна (vánna).

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vanna

  1. (dialectal) bathtub

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vanna

  1. third-person singular past historic of vanner

Latvian[edit]

Vanna (1)
Saules vanna (3)

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle Low German wanne or Swedish vanna (cf. German Wanne), itself a borrowing from Latin vannus (winnowing basket). Such baskets were originally long and round; bathtubs were named after them due to the resemblance in form. The term is first mentioned in Latvian in 17th- and 18th-century dictionaries.[1]

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Noun[edit]

vanna f (4th declension)

  1. bathtub, tub (large container for water in which a person may bathe or wash something)
    skārda vanna — tin bathtub
    ielaist vannā ūdeni — to let the water into the bathtub
    iekāpt vannā — to get into the bathtub
    veļas mazgājamā vanna — a (large) tub for washing clothes
    nesteidzoties atgriežu krānus, un vannā ar lielu troksni ieplūst silts ūdens — unhurriedly I open the tap, and the cold water flows noisily into the bathtub
  2. (technology) tub (a container for a certain material in liquid form to be worked on)
    elektrolītiska vanna — electrolytic tub
  3. bath (the act of bathing in a bathtub, especially for medicinal or therapeutic purposes)
    karsta vanna — hot bath
    skuju ekstrakta vanna — pine extract bath
    dūņu vannas — mud baths
    iet vannā — to go (have a) bath
    pirms gulētiešanas vēlama silta vanna, kas nomierina nervu sistēmu un uzlabo miegu — before going to bed, it is desirable (to take) a cold bath, which relaxes the nervous system and improves sleep
    es ņemu ogļskābes vannas, lai drusku atpūtinātu savus nervus — I take carbonic acid baths in order to rest my nerves a little
  4. bath (prolonged exposure of one's naked body or body part(s) to some medium, generally sun or air)
    es pēc brokastīm izģērbjos un uzkāpju uz komandtiltiņa ņemt saules vannas — after breakfast, I take off my clothes and go up to the bridge (of the boat) to take a sun bath
    atpūtas korpusa jumta plakni sanatorijā varēs izmantot saules un gaisa vannām — the roof of the recreation building can be used for sun and air baths

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