mugurkauls

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Latvian[edit]

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Mugurkauls

Etymology[edit]

From mugura (back) +‎ kauls (bone).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mugurkauls m (1st declension)

  1. (anatomy) spine, backbone
    mugurkaula skriemeļi, artērijasspine vertebrae, arteries
    mugurkaula deformācijaspine deformation
    mugurkaula izliekumicurvature of the spine
    lokans mugurkaulsflexible backbone
    lauzt mugurkauluto break one's spine
  2. (strong) character, nature
    vīrs ar stringru mugurkaulua man with a strong spine (= character)

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