klepus

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Latvian[edit]

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Klepus
Klepus

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as Latvian klabēt (to rumble, to rattle) (q.v.), but with an extra -p. Originally, this word was probably the description of a sound; compare Lithuanian interjection klèpt! and verbs klepčióti, klepuóti, klapsė́ti (to rumble, to rattle, to knock). Cognates include Lithuanian klepùs (contentious, quarrelsome).[1]

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Noun[edit]

klepus m (3rd declension)

  1. cough, coughing (a sudden noisy burst of air from one's mouth, often a disease symptom)
    sauss, mokošs klepusdry, painful cough
    dziļš klepusdeep cough
    rejošs klepusstrong, deep (lit. barking) cough
    klepus lēkmecoughing (lit. cough attack)
    aizturēt klepusto hold (one's) cough(ing)
    garais klepuswhooping cough (lit. the long cough)
    viņam uznāca stiprs klepushe coughed strongly (lit. to him came a strong cough)

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References[edit]

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