gulta

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Latvian[edit]

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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]

  • IPA(key): [gùlta] invalid IPA characters (g), replace g with ɡ
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Noun[edit]

gulta f (4th declension)

  1. bed (piece of furniture for resting or sleeping on)
    dzelzs, koka gultairon, wooden bed
    saliekamā gultarollaway bed
    vienguļama gultasingle bed
    divguļama, divvietīga gultadouble bed
    laulības gultadouble bed (lit. marriage bed)
    gultas galvgalis, kājgalis(bed) headboard, foot
    sēdēt uz gultas malasto sit on the edge of the bed
    klāt gultuto make (lit. cover) the bed
    likties gultāto go to bed, to go lie in bed
    kāzu gultawedding bed
    gultas režīmsbed rest
    gulēt uz gultasto lie in bed (because of illness)
    guļamistabā bija divas platas gultas ar baltām segām un lieliem, platiem spilveniemin 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