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 maisscloth, paper sack
    tukšs, pilns, caurs maisempty, full, leaky sack
    iebērt maisā miltusto pour flour into a sack
    miltu, cukura maisiflour, sugar sacks
    sabērt pagrabā desmit maisu kartupeļuto pour, store ten sacks of potatoes in the basement

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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