metāls

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Latvian[edit]

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Metāls

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μέταλλον(métallon, mine, quarry, metal), from μέταλλευειν(métalleuein, to mine, quarry), of unknown origin, but apparently related to μέταλλαν(métallan, to seek after), also of unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

metāls m (1st declension)

  1. metal (a chemical element that forms metallic bonds with other metals; usually shiny, malleable and hard)
    metālu struktura‎ ― metal structure
    metālu rūda‎ ― metal ore
    metālu ķīmiskās īpašības‎ ― chemical properties of metals
    sārmu metāli‎ ― alkali metals
    sārmzemju metāli‎ ― alkaline earth metals
  2. metal (material with various uses, formed either of a simple metal or of an alloy of metals with each other or with other substances)
    metāla sija‎ ― metal beam
    melnie metāli‎ ― ferrous (lit. black) metals, alloys
    krāsainie metāli‎ ― non-ferrous (lit. colorful) metals, alloys
    kausēt metālu‎ ― to melt metal
    metālu kausēšanas krāsnis‎ ― metal melting furnaces
    metāla lietuve‎ ― metal foundry
    metālu apstrādāšana‎ ― metal processing
    metālu korozija‎ ― metal corrosion

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