apelsīns

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Apparently a borrowing from Low German Appelsina, from Dutch appelsien (now usually sinaasappel), from China and appel, i.e. originally “China apple” (oranges were originally brought to Europe from China).

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Noun[edit]

apelsīns m (1st declension)

  1. orange (subtropical fruit tree of genus Citrus, esp. Citrus sinensis, with round, succulent, aromatic fruits)
    apelsīnu sugas, ziedi‎ ― orange species, flowers
    kultivēt apelsīnus‎ ― to cultivate oranges (= orange trees)
    no Ķīnas citronu, apelsīnu un citu radniecīgu augļu koku kultivēšana pārgāja uz Indiju‎ ― the cultivation of lemons, oranges and other related fruit trees went from China to India
  2. orange (the fruit of that tree)
    apelsīnu sula‎ ― orange juice
    nomizot, sadalīt apelsīnu‎ ― to peel, to split an orange
    “tas jau apelsīns...” viņš teica lēnām... bālie pirkstiņi lobīja suloto, viņa dzīvē visai reto augli‎ ― “so this is an orange...” he said slowly... his pale fingers were splitting the succulent fruit, so rare in his life

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