grieznes

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: grieznēs

Latvian[edit]

Wikipedia-logo.png
 grieznes on Latvian Wikipedia
Grieznes

Etymology[edit]

A new word, coined from griez(t) (to cut) +‎ -ne in the 1930s.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

grieznes f (5th declension)

  1. scissors (tool for cutting, consisting of two interconnected blades facing each other)
    asas grieznessharp scissors
    metāla grieznesmetal scissors
    dārza grieznes'garden scissors
    drēbnieka grieznestailor's scissors
    nogriezt ar grieznēm audumuto cut fabric with scissors
    māte paņem grieznes un iet ārdīt vaļā aizšuvumumother takes the scissors and goes to unravel the sewing
    pēc nedaudzām minūtēm metāla grieznes pašķira eju dzeloņstieplu žogāafter a few minutes the metal scissors cut its way throw the barbed wire fence

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The most frequent term for “scissors” is šķēres; apparently, grieznes is in competition with it.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

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