- (archaic form) grīds
From Proto-Balto-Slavic *grindā́ˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰr̥ndʰ-éh₂, from *gʰrendʰ- (“beam, plank”), from *gʰer- (“to have protuberances, protrusions”). Cognates include Lithuanian grindà (“bridge plank, beam; a covering of planks, beams; earthen floor”), grindìs (“floor plank, (pl.) floor”), Old Prussian grandico (“think plank, beam”) (< *grandikā, diminutive of *grandā), Russian гряда (grjadá, “stack; flowerbed; (dialectal) plank cover; shelf; main beam”), Old Norse grind (“grid, lattice”), Old English grindel, Old High German grintil (“ridge, pole”), Latin grunda (“roof”) (< *grondʰeh₂).
- (archaic form) genitive singular form of grīds
grīda f (4th declension)
- floor, flooring (covering of the lower surface of a room, on which people walk)
- dēļu grīda ― plank floor
- parketa grīda ― inlaid floor
- ķieģeļu grīda ― brick floor
- grīdas dēlis ― floor plank
- likt grīdu ― to lay the floor
- mazgāt grīdu ― to wash the floor'
- kaila grīda ― naked floor (a floor not covered with anything)
- deju grīda ― dance floor