burts

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Burti

Etymology[edit]

Originally the masculine past participle of the verb burt (to conjure magic) (q.v.). Just as burt originally meant “to carve (marks, on a tree),” burts was originally “mark(s) carved on a tree.” Cognates include Lithuanian bùrtas (lot, (pl.) sorcery).[1]

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Noun[edit]

burts m (1st declension)

  1. letter (graphic symbol that represents a sound in a language)
    lielais burts — uppercase, capital letter
    mazais burts — lowercase letter
    rakstīts, drukāts burts — (hand)written, printed letter
    latīņu, gotu, grieķu burti — Latin, Gothic, Greek letters
  2. (typography) type, font (typesetting printing unit; syn. burtstabiņš, litera)
    metāla, koka burti — metal, wooden letters, types
    burtu garnitūrasfont suites
    burtu liešanatype foundry

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “burts” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7