elkonis

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Elkonis

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Etymology[edit]

From Latvian dialectal elks ‎(bend, angle) +‎ -onis, from Proto-Baltic *elk-, from Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃l- ‎(to bend), with an extra k. Cognates include Lithuanian alkū́nė ‎(elbow; bend), dialectal elkū́nė, Old Prussian alkunis ‎([alkūnis]), Proto-Slavic *olkъt- (Old Church Slavonic лакъть ‎(lakŭtĭ), Russian локоть ‎(lókot'), Czech loket, Polish lokieć), Old Irish aleina, Old High German elina, German Ellenbogen, Dutch elleboog, English elbow, Ancient Greek ὠλένη ‎(ōlénē), Latin ulna ‎(elbow, arm) (< *olinā-), Old Armenian ողն ‎(ołn, back, spine), ուլն ‎(uln, neck), Hittite alkištan-.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

elkonis m (2nd declension)

  1. (anatomy) elbow (joint connecting the upper and lower arm and the adjacent region)
    atspiesties uz elkoņiem — to lean on the elbows
    paņemt pie elkoņa — to take (someone) by the elbow
    piegrūst ar elkoni — to nudge (someone) with the elbow
  2. elbow (part of a sleeve located near the arm joint)
    vecs, rūtains krekls trīskārt lāpītiem elkoņiem — an old, checkered shirt with thrice-patched elbows

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References[edit]

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