jumts

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Latgalian[edit]

Noun[edit]

jumts m

  1. roof

Latvian[edit]

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Jumts

Etymology[edit]

Originally the past participle of the verb jumt (to cover a roof; to thatch), from Proto-Baltic *jumt, from Proto-Indo-European *yew-, *yū- (to bind, to tie), with an extra m. Primitive houses were covered by tied, interwoven sticks on which rested a mud covering. Cognates include Proto-Slavic *jǫtъ (roof) (cf. Russian приют (prijút, shelter, retreat)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jumts m (1st declension)

  1. roof (structure that covers the top of a building; the covering that sits on it)
    skārda jumtstin roof
    šīfera jumtsslate roof
    ruberoīda jumtsbituminous felt roof
    kārniņu jumtstiled roof
    niedru jumtsthatched roof
    slīps jumtssloping roof
    jumta skārdsroofing sheets
    jumta paperoofing felt
    jumta naglasroofing nails
    jumta plaknethe roof plane
    salabot jumtuto repair, fix the roof
    jumta istaba, jumtistabapenthouse (lit. roof room)
  2. roof (structure that covers the top of a vehicle and shelters it from the external weather)
    automobiļa jumtsautomobile, car roof
    trolejbusa jumtstrolley roof
    vagona jumts(train) car roof

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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