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 Latin 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]

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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 latifive lats
    papīra latspaper lats (i.e., bills, banknotes)
    lata kurssthe exchange rate of the lats
    grāmata maksā divus latusthe book costs two lats

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lats ?

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