maiss

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Latvian[edit]

Maiss

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *maiš-, from Proto-Indo-European *moi-so-, *moi-sḱo- ‎(sheep; skin). Cognates include Lithuanian maĩšas ‎(sack), Old Prussian moasis ‎(mōsis, bellows) (from *mōi- from *mai-), Old Church Slavonic мѣхъ ‎(měchъ, bag), Russian мех ‎(mex, fur, bellows), Czech mech ‎(sack, bellows), Polish miech ‎(sack, bellows), Old Norse meiss ‎(basket), Old High German meisa ‎(carrying device that attaches to the back), Middle Low German meise ‎(keg, barrel), Sanskrit मेषः ‎(meṣaḥ, ram, sheep; sheepskin, fur).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

maiss m (1st declension)

  1. sack, bag (container made of cloth, plastic, paper, etc. for transportation or storage)
    audekla, papīra maiss — cloth, paper sack
    tukšs, pilns, caurs mais — empty, full, leaky sack
    iebērt maisā miltus — to pour flour into a sack
    miltu, cukura maisi — flour, sugar sacks
    sabērt pagrabā desmit maisu kartupeļu — to pour, store ten sacks of potatoes in the basement

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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