klepus

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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 (3th declension)

  1. cough, coughing (a sudden noisy burst of air from one's mouth, often a disease symptom)
    sauss, mokošs klepus‎ ― dry, painful cough
    dziļš klepus‎ ― deep cough
    rejošs klepus‎ ― strong, deep (lit. barking) cough
    klepus lēkme‎ ― coughing (lit. cough attack)
    aizturēt klepus‎ ― to hold (one's) cough(ing)
    garais klepus‎ ― whooping cough (lit. the long cough)
    viņam uznāca stiprs klepus‎ ― he 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