zobens

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Zobens

Etymology[edit]

From zobs (tooth; sharpness, blade) +‎ -ens; the original meaning was “piercing instrument with sharp edge, blade.”[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zobens m (1st declension)

  1. (weaponry) sword (long-bladed weapon with a handle, for stabbing, cutting or slashing)
    ass zobens — sharp sword
    smags zobens — heavy sword
    līks zobens — hooked sword
    zobena spalssword hilt
    zobena makstssword sheath, scabbard
    Damaskas tērauda zobens — Damascus steel sword
    izvilkt zobenu — to draw a sword
    vicināt zobenu — to brandish a sword
    paukošanas ar zobeniem — fencing with swords

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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