celis

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See also: cēlis

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celis

  1. past of celi

Latvian[edit]

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Celis

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *kelH-, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel(H)- (to turn, to rotate, to move) (whence also kult, q.v.). The original meaning of this word was therefore “moving place,” “movable member, organ.” Cognates include Lithuanian kelỹs, kẽlis, dialectal kialis, Old Church Slavonic колѣно (kolěno), Russian колено (koléno), Ancient Greek κῶλον (kôlon, organ), κωλῆ (kōlê, femoral bone).[1]

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celis m (2nd declension)

  1. knee (the joint between thigh and shin and the area around it)
    stīvs celisstiff knee
    ceļa luzumsknee fracture
    sēdēt tēvam uz ceļiemto sit on father's knees (= lap)
    sniegs mežā bija dziļš, vai līdz ceļiemthe snow in the forest was deep, up to the knees
    sieviete pastiepa zilās kleitas malu tālāk pāri ceļiemthe woman stretched the hem of the blue dress beyond the knees
    meitene pieliec celi, kā skolā mācītsthe girl bent (her) knee, as taught at school

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References[edit]

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