āķis

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Latvian[edit]

Āķis
Āķis
Makšķeres āķi
Celtņa ākis

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle Low German hake or Middle Dutch haeck or an East Frisian word (compare Saterland Frisian Hoake ‎(hook), German Haken), all ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *keg-, *kek- ‎(peg, hook; to bend).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

āķis m (2nd declension)

  1. hook (instrument with a curved extremity ending in a pointed tip, used to hang or suspend things)
    metāla, tērauda, kaula āķis — metal, steel, bone hook
    iedzīt klintī āķus — to drive hooks into the rock
    makšķeres āķis — fishhook
    uzlikt ēsmu uz āķa — to put the bait on the (fish)hook
    uzkabināt no āķa — to hang (something) on a hook
    noņemt uz āķa — to take something off the hook
    celtņa āķis — crane hook
  2. a hidden or disguised intention or thought
    tur vajag būt kādam āķim — there should be some hook (= hidden intention) there
    lūk, kur tas āķis! — look, there is the hook! (= that was the hidden intention)

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References[edit]

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