aizgalds

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aiz- +‎ galds (table; (archaic) log, board).

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

aizgalds m (1st declension)

  1. (rare) compartment in a barn or animal shed to keep pigs, sheep, calves, etc.; stall, pen
    aizgalds baroklima pen for fattening (pigs)
    sivēnu aizgaldspiglet pen
    teļu aizgaldscalf pen
    ierīkot aizgalduto set up a pen, stall
    Marija iekāpa aizgaldā, notupās pakaišos un apsveicinājās ar katru jēru atsevišķiMarija got into the pen, knelt (by) the (calf) litter and greeted every calf separately
  2. (dialectal) compartment under a building, in a basement or cellar
    vislielākais aizgalds pagrabā bija aizņemts ar kartupeļiem, kuri aizsedza gandrīz visu pakaļējo akmens sienuthe largest comparment in the basement was taken (= filled) with potatoes, which hid most of the rear stone wall

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