gulta

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Gultas

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the verb gult ‎(to lie down) (q.v.; cf. also its originally iterative-durative form gulēt ‎(to lie; to sleep)). From the original meaning of gult (“to bend”), its participle gults indicated a “bent” or “dug in” place, probably via the meaning of animal sleeping places, which are often dug on the ground. Cognates include Lithuanian gùlta ‎(place to lie down), gùltas ‎(sleeping place; sleeping boards; lake valley).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gulta f (4th declension)

  1. bed (piece of furniture for resting or sleeping on)
    dzelzs, koka gulta‎ ― iron, wooden bed
    saliekamā gulta‎ ― rollaway bed
    vienguļama gulta‎ ― single bed
    divguļama, divvietīga gulta‎ ― double bed
    laulības gulta‎ ― double bed (lit. marriage bed)
    gultas galvgalis, kājgalis‎ ― (bed) headboard, foot
    sēdēt uz gultas malas‎ ― to sit on the edge of the bed
    klāt gultu‎ ― to make (lit. cover) the bed
    likties gultā‎ ― to go to bed, to go lie in bed
    kāzu gulta‎ ― wedding bed
    gultas režīms‎ ― bed rest
    gulēt uz gultas‎ ― to lie in bed (because of illness)
    guļamistabā bija divas platas gultas ar baltām segām un lieliem, platiem spilveniem‎ ― in the bedroom there were two wide beds with white blankets and big, wide pillows

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References[edit]

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