grīda

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See also: grida and grīdā

Latvian[edit]

Grīda

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Etymology[edit]

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).[1]

Noun[edit]

grīda m

  1. (archaic form) genitive singular form of grīds

grīda f (4th declension)

  1. floor, flooring (covering of the lower surface of a room, on which people walk)
    dēļu grīdaplank floor
    parketa grīdainlaid floor
    ķieģeļu grīdabrick floor
    grīdas dēlisfloor plank
    likt grīduto lay the floor
    mazgāt grīduto wash the floor'
    kaila grīdanaked floor (a floor not covered with anything)
    deju grīdadance floor

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References[edit]

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