lats

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See also: läts, låts, and lats'

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hindi लाट ‎(lāṭ) &c. + -s.

Noun[edit]

lats

  1. plural of lat: staves; pillars.

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of latrine (q.v.) + -s.[1]

Noun[edit]

lats pl ‎(normally plural, singular lat)

  1. (Britain slang) Latrines: rudimentary or military facilities for urination and defecation.
    • 1927, William Edward Collinson, Contemporary English, p. 92:
      At Salisbury Plain and Camberley in 1909/10 I learnt a number of camping expressions like... lats (latrines).
    • 1940, M. Marples, Public School Slang, p. 112:
      Other synonyms [sc. for lavatories] are rears, lats... and dubs.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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From Latvian lats, from Latvija ‎(Latvia).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lats

  1. plural of lat: the former currency or money of Latvia.
  2. (historical numismatics) Alternative form of lat (plural lati).

Etymology 4[edit]

A clipping of latissimus + -s[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lats pl ‎(normally plural, singular lat)

  1. (slang) The latissimus dorsi muscles.

Etymology 5[edit]

A clipping of latitude + -s

Noun[edit]

lats

  1. plural of lat: latitude.

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "lat, n.³" in the Oxford English Dictionary (1976), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "lat, n.⁴" in the Oxford English Dictionary (1997), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Latvian[edit]

Pieci lati

Etymology[edit]

A reduced form of Latvija, first used in 1922 to name the new currency that replaced the Latvian rublis.

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

lats m (1st declension)

  1. lats (monetary unit of Latvia between 1922 and 1940, and again between 1993 and 2013; replaced by the Euro on Jan. 1st, 2014)
    pieci lati — five lats
    papīra lats — paper lats (i.e., bills, banknotes)
    lata kurss — the exchange rate of the lats
    grāmata maksā divus latus — the book costs two lats

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lats ?

  1. lats, currency of Latvia
  2. indefinite genitive singular of lat