insekts

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

insekts n

  1. genitive singular indefinite of insekt

Latvian[edit]

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Insekti

Etymology[edit]

Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from Latin insectum (with a divided body; cut up), the perfect passive participle of insecō (to cut up), from in- and secō (to cut), based on the idea that an insect's body is "cut into" three sections. The Latin term is a calque of Ancient Greek ἔντομον (éntomon, insect), from ἔντομος (éntomos, cut into pieces).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

insekts m (1st declension)

  1. insect (arthropod with a three-part body, three pairs of legs, sometimes also wings (Order: insecta); less specifically, also other kinds of arthropods, such as spiders)
    augsnes mikroorganismu producētās vielas izlieto arī cīņai ar augu kaitēkļiem: instektiem un to kāpuriem‎ ― substances produced by microorganisms (in the) soil (are) used also in the fight against plant pests: insects and their larvae
    visiem insektiem, arī kaitīgajiem, ir savi dabiskie pretinieki un slimības‎ ― all insects, even harmful ones, have their natural enemies and diseases

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Usage notes[edit]

The usual term for “insect” in Latvian is kukainis; its synonym insekts is rarer, and usually more academic or learned.

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

insekts

  1. indefinite genitive singular of insekt