klons

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Latvian[edit]

Klons
Klons

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the same stem as the verb klāt (to cover) (q.v.); note that the iterative form klāstīt has an archaic variant klostīt, whence klons with o. Cognates include Lithuanian klúonas (barn; threshing floor).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

klons m (1st declension)

  1. barn floor, earthen floor, threshing floor (dense, smooth surface, typically consisting of compacted clay or earth; floor made of compacted clay, earth, cement, bricks)
    pagraba klons — basement floor
    rijas klons — barn floor
    virtuves, istabas klons — kitchen, room floor
    gluds, bedrains klons — smooth, bumpy floor
  2. lower surface inside a bread oven
    klona maizefloor bread (bread made on the lower surface of a bread oven)
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Etymology 2[edit]

A borrowing from English clone.

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)
  • (by contamination with the native word) IPA(key): [klūōns]
(file)

Noun[edit]

klons m (1st declension)

  1. clone (a living organism that originated from a single vegetative cell of another organism)
    klonu izlase, selekcijaclonal selection

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

klons

  1. definite genitive singular of klo
  2. indefinite genitive singular of klon