kakls

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Latvian[edit]

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(Cilvēka) kakls

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *kaklas, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷokʷlo-s (a variant of *kʷékʷlos (circle, wheel)), a reduplicated form of *kʷel- (to turn; to move) (whence also celis (knee), q.v.). Cognates include Lithuanian kãklas, Proto-Germanic *halsaz (Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌻𐍃 (hals), German Hals).[1]

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Noun[edit]

kakls m (1st declension)

  1. (anatomy) neck
    tievs, garš, īss kaklsslender, long, short neck
    zoss kaklsgoose neck
    kakla skriemeļicervical (= neck) vertebrae
    izstiept kakluto stretch one's neck
    aptīt šalli ap kakluto wrap a scarf around one's neck
  2. (syn. rīkle) throat
    iekaisis kaklsa sore throat
    skalot kakluto gargle one's throat
    kumoss iespiedies kaklāthe morsel expanded in the thorat
    kliegt, brēkt pilnā kaklāto scream in full throat (= very loud)
  3. tapered, constricted part of an object or organ
    pudeles kaklsbottle neck
    vāze ar garu kaklua vase with a long neck
    dzemdes kaklsuterus neck (i.e., the cervix)

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References[edit]

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