āmurs

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Latvian[edit]

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Āmurs

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse hamarr, or from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch hamer (cf. German Hammer, English hammer). First mentioned in 17h-century dictionaries as āmars, it occurred later as āmers under the influence of German Hammer; in the 19th century, however, the spelling āmurs became dominant and entered the standard language.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

āmurs m (1st declension)

  1. hammer (tool with heavy head for pounding)
    koka āmurswooden hammer, mallet
    galdnieka, kurpnieka āmurscarpenter's, cobbler's hammer
    ogļu atskaldāmais āmurscoal hammer
    gaļas āmursmeat hammer
    āmura kātshammer grip
    iesist naglu ar āmuruto drive a nail in with a hammer
  2. a device for hitting with an impact
    pneimatiskais āmurspneumatic hammer
    tvaika āmurssteam hammer

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References[edit]

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