mēsli

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Mēsli

Etymology[edit]

From mēzt (to remove with shovel, to clean with shovel). Cognates include Lithuanian mė́šlas, plural mėšlaĩ.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

mēsli m (1st declension)

  1. dung, manure, animal excrement
    mēslu dakšasmanure forks
    mēslu ratimanure carts
    mēslu krātuvemanure storage place
    mēslu sūknismanure pump
    mēslu kaudzedunghill
    ārdīt mēslusto ted manure
    kraut mēslus vezumāto load manure in a wagon
    vest mēslus uz tīrumuto take manure to the field
  2. fertilizer
    mākslīgie mēsli, minerālmēsli(artificial) fertilizer
    organiskie mēsliorganic manure
    jūras mēslisea manure (sea algae used as fertilizer)
  3. dirt, waste
    mēslu bedrewaste, garbage pit

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References[edit]

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