virtuve

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Latvian[edit]

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Virtuve

Etymology[edit]

From virt (to boil[intr.]) +‎ -uve (place). A neologism, following Lithuanian virtùvė, proposed by J. Alunāns in the mid-19th century. It became accepted in the literary language in the 1920s.[1]

Noun[edit]

virtuve f (5th declension)

  1. kitchen (a room used for preparing food)
    plaša virtuve — large kitchen
    virtuves galdskitchen table
    virtuves piederumikitchen utensils
    virtuves naziskitchen knife
    virtuves iekārtakitchen equipment, furniture
  2. cuisine (food or cooking style, usually typical of a certain place or lifestyle)
    angļu, franču, ķīniešu virtuve — English, French, Chinese cuisine
    veģetārā virtuve — vegetarian cuisine

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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