acs

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See also: ACS, ács, and a/cs

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

acs

  1. plural of ac

Latgalian[edit]

Noun[edit]

acs m, f

  1. eye

Latvian[edit]

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 acs on Latvian Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic (perhaps Proto-Balto-Slavic[1][2]) *ak-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃okʷ-, *h₃ekʷ-(eye; to see). Cognates include Lithuanian akìs, Old Prussian ackis (plural), Proto-Slavic *oko(eye) (Old Church Slavonic око(oko), Russian, Ukrainian о́ко(óko), Bulgarian око́(okó), Czech, Polish oko), Proto-Germanic *ago (> *augô under the influence of *ausô(ear); Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌲𐍉(augō), German Auge, Dutch oog, English eye), Sanskrit अक्षि(ákṣi), Armenian ակն(akn), Ancient Greek ὤψ(ṓps, eye, face), Latin oculus.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

acs f (6th declension)

  1. (anatomy) eye (organ of vision)
    zilas, brūnas, melnas acis‎ ― blue, brown, black eyes
    lielas, mazas acis‎ ― big, small eyes
    šauras, šķības acis‎ ― slanted eyes
    acu vāki (= plakstiņi)‎ ― eyelids
    dzīvas, skumjas acis‎ ― live, sad eyes
    viltīgas acis‎ ― cunning eyes
    acu pilienis‎ ― eye drops
    atvērt, aizvērt acis‎ ― to close, to open one's eyes
    mirkšķināt acis‎ ― to blink one's eyes
  2. vision, capacity to see, field of vision, attention
    acis kā vanagam, kaķim‎ ― eyes like a hawk's, a cat's (= good vision)
    pievērst acis gleznai‎ ― to turn one's eyes to a painting
  3. something similar to an eye in form
    gredzens ar lielu aci‎ ― a ring with a large eye
    kartupeļu acis‎ ― potato eyes
  4. a hole or loop with a specific purpose
    adatas acs‎ ― eye of a needle
    tīkla acis‎ ― mesh size
  5. (card games) value unit (when playing cards)
    dūzim ir vienpadsmit acu‎ ― the ace has, is eleven eyes

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 365
  2. ^ akis in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė
  3. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “acs”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7