kāss

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Latvian[edit]

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Kāss
Kāss

Etymology[edit]

From an older (still dialectally attested) word kāsus, from Proto-Baltic *kās-, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷās- (cough, to cough). Cognates include Lithuanian kosulỹs, Proto-Slavic *kaš(ь)lь (Russian ка́шель (kášelʹ), Bulgarian ка́шлица (kášlica), Czech kašel, Polish kaszel), Old High German huosto, German Husten, Sanskrit कासते (kāsate).[1]

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Noun[edit]

kāss m (1st declension)

  1. cough, coughing (a sudden noisy burst of air from one's mouth, often a disease symptom)
    tas bija liels un nepārtraukts kāssthat was a big, uninterrupted cough(ing)
    lāgiem viņai uznāca kāss, tad viņa ilgi kāsēja bez balss, gandrīz nosmakdamasometimes she had a cough, then she coughed without voice for a while, almost stifling
    sauss, rejošs kāss mainās ar sēcošas aizdusas brīžiema dry, barking (= deep) cough sometimes alternates with wheezing shortness of breath

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992) , “kāss”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN