paduse

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See also: padusē

Latvian[edit]

Paduse

Etymology[edit]

From pa- +‎ an older term *dusa (arm, shoulder) (maybe *dusis?), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *dus-, from the zero grade *dus- of Proto-Indo-European *dows- (arm) (whence Sanskrit दोषान् (doṣán-), दो (do, arm, forearm), Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬊𐬱- (daoš-, upper arm, shoulder)). Cognates include Old Church Slavonic пазуха (pazuxa), Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian па́зуха (pázuxa), Czech, Polish pazucha.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

paduse f (5th declension)

  1. (anatomy) armpit (cavity beneath the junction of arm and shoulder)
    paduses artērijaarmpit (= axillary) artery
    turēt ko padusēto hold something in one's armpit
    likt, ielikt termometru padusēto set a thermometer into someone's armpit
  2. (botany) space under a stem or (forked) branch
    lapu padusesleaf armpit (= area under the stem)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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