krāce

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Latvian[edit]

Krāces

Etymology[edit]

Related to the Latvian verb krākt ‎(to roar). The most likely theory is that the word krāce was influenced by krākt (in, e.g., lengthening the ā), but that it originally was *krace, a form of dialectal kracis ‎(pole with crossbar (for drying grain)), from Proto-Indo-European *krek-, *krok- ‎(to stand out, to stick out, to straighten oneself), which would originally suggest the specific configuration of rapids in the Daugava river.[1]

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Noun[edit]

krāce f (5th declension)

  1. rapids (section of a river where the water flows rapidly down, usually over or around rocks)
    mutuļainas krācesrapids with eddies, whirlpools
    šalc krāces — the rapids rustle
    krāču ūdensrapids water
    laiva tuvojās krācēm — the boat is approaching the rapids
    upe gāžas lejup no kalniem, veidojot krāces un ūdenskritumus — the river runs down from the mountains, forming rapids and waterfalls

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References[edit]

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