dzelži

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See also: dzelzi and dzelzī

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See dzelzs.

Noun[edit]

dzelži m (2nd declension)

  1. iron objects (e.g. bars, etc.)
    cietumnieks izlauza loga dzelžusthe prisoner broke the window irons (= bars)
    zēns vāca no pelnu čupām mazāk apdegušās naglas un citus dzelžusthe boy collected less burned nails and other iron objects from the piles of ashes
  2. fetters, shackles
    roku dzelžihandcuffs (lit. hand irons, shackles)
    uzlikt arestētajam roku dzelžusto put handcuffs on the prisoner
    slēgt dzelžosto put on arm, leg shackles
  3. (on a horse) bit, bridle
    izņemt zirgam dzelžus no mutesto remove the bit from the horse's mouth

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Usage notes[edit]

There is a singular form dzelzis, only sporadically attested.

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