brokastis

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Latvian[edit]

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Brokastis

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle Low German vrōkost (cf. Swedish frukost “breakfast,” and also the German older term Frühkost “breakfast,” literally “early food”). The initial cluster was changed from vr [fr] to br to conform to Latvian patterns; the final ost changed to ast perhaps under the influence of words like mielasts (feast).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brokastis f (6th declension)

  1. breakfast (the morning meal; also, the time or occasion of that meal)
    siltas brokastiswarm breakfast
    brokastu galdabreakfast table
    gatavot brokastisto cook, prepare breakfast
    ēst brokastisto eat breakfast
    lūgt brokastīsto invite, to call to breakfast
    nākt brokastīsto come to breakfast
    pēc brokastīmafter breakfast
    uz balta galda jau bija noliktas brokastis: piens jaunā māla krūzē, miežu plācenis, gabals dzintardzeltena meduson the white table breakfast was already set: a new clay jug of milk, barley cakes, some amber-yellow honey
    Mikiņš piecēlās ļoti agri... žigli nomazgājies, paēda brokastis, silti saģērbās un izgāja pagalmāMikiņš got up very early... he quickly bathed, ate breakfast, dressed warmly and went out to the yard
    Andrs skatījās uz kalnu, aiz kura mājas skursteņa gals bija redzams... plāns dūmu stabiņš rādīja, ka brokastīs būs kaut kas siltsAndrs looked at the mountain, behind which the tip of the house chimneys were visible... the thin column of smoke showed that there would be something warm for (lit. at) breakfast

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References[edit]

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