karte

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See also: Karte and kartē

Latvian[edit]

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Karte

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Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from German Karte, like kārts “playing cards” (the latter apparently having suffered the influence of kārts “pole” on its form), first attested as zemes kārte (with a long ē) in the 1850s, and later on (by the end of the 19th century) simply as karte (with a short e).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

karte f (5th declension)

  1. (geography) map, chart
    kartes mērogsmap scale
    lasīt karti — to read a map
    ģeogrāfiska karte — geographic map
    topogrāfiska karte — topographic map
    ģeoloģiska karte — geologic map
    zvaigžņu karte — star chart
  2. document; identification; card
    bibliotēkas lasītāja karte — library reader card
    slimnieka individuālā karte — individual patient card
  3. sheet of paper, card, etc. with special information
    tramvaja, trolejbusa karte — a (one-month) tram, trolley pass
    ielūguma karte — invitation card
    ēdienu karte, ēdienkarte — food menu

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “kārtsb” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7